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Bethlehem

Group of Villagers

A group of villagers in Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem.

Water Pipe and Coffee

Bethlehem women at home drinking coffee and smoking a water pipe, or "hubble-bubble."

Two Young Girls from Bethlehem

A Bonfils portrait of two young girls from Bethlehem. Each region in Palestine has its distinctive embroidery patterns and style for adorning women's clothing. The headdress often has coins sewn into it.

Grotto, Church of the Nativity

Grotto of the Nativity, Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem (see 2). Note the Ottoman gendarme standing guard to prevent intersectarian Christian conflict.

Christmas Day

Pilgrims entering the town of Bethlehem on Christmas Day. (Bonfils)

Hills of Bethlehem

The hills of Bethlehem. Note the traditional headdress.

Church of the Nativity

Bethlehem; the second tower from the left is that of the Church of the Nativity.

British Reinforcements (1)

Royal Air Force armored cars (266) and an army base just outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem (267).

British Reinforcements (2)

Royal Air Force armored cars (266) and an army base just outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem (267).

George Shibr

The board of directors and some members of the Arab Architects' and Engineers' Association of Jerusalem at the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, 1947.