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Church of Nativity restoration(16 images)

The Church of Nativity, where many Christians believe Jesus Christ was born, in Bethlehem, West Bank, is currently undergoing a major renovation. The Palestinian Presidential Committee for the Restoration of the Nativity Church commenced a massive rehabilitation of the church with the blessings of the Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Armenian Churches, in September 2013. The work is being done by Piacenti, an Italian restoration company, and should be completed in 2018.

A recently restored mosaic is seen in the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, West Bank, December 15, 2016. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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A recently restored mosaic is seen in the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, West Bank, December 15, 2016. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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A recently restored mosaic of Jesus' triumphant entry into Jesus is seen in the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, West Bank, December 15, 2016. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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A recently restored mosaic of Jesus is seen in the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, West Bank, December 15, 2016. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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