Visitors bring warmth to chilly Bethlehem

A Christian pilgrim prays inside the Church of Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

December 24, 2011 9:03:55 PM PST
Conditions in Bethlehem are a bit raw, with breezy and rainy conditions after nightfall, but the tens of thousands of tourists and Christmas pilgrims are still helping to bring warm holiday cheer to the traditional birthplace of Jesus.