Christmas tree at the Church of the Nativity

Tuesday 14 Dec 2021

AP

As the holy season approaches, merry makers all over the world are delighting in the relaxation of pandemic restrictions. Last Saturday a giant Christmas tree was lit at the Church of the Nativity in the city of Bethlehem for the first time since the outbreak of Covid-19.  (photo: AP)

*A version of this article appears in print in the 16 December, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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