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Obama in Bethlehem

Bethlehem on Friday, awaiting a belated President Obama amid a sandstorm (photo credit: Channel 2 screenshot)
Bethlehem on Friday, awaiting a belated President Obama amid a sandstorm (photo credit: Channel 2 screenshot)

After a brief ride, Obama is at the Church of the Nativity. On his way, he passed through the Israeli security barrier between Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

He met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and entered the ancient church, one of Christianity’s holiest sites.

He is set to meet Christian and Muslim clergymen.

The city’s central Manger Square, adjacent to the church, is empty except for American vehicles and security personnel.

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