Thursday, January 18, 2007

Photos: Armenian Christmas


Armenian Orthodox clergy pray in the Grotto of the Church of Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem December 24, 2006. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte (WEST BANK)

Armenian Orthodox clergy gather during the Armenian Christmas Eve procession in the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007. Armenian Orthodox followers in the Holy Land celebrate Christmas on Jan. 18. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


Armenian Orthodox Priests walk following the Armenian Christmas Eve procession in the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007. Armenian Orthodox followers in the Holy Land celebrate Christmas on Jan. 18. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

An Armenian Orthodox Priest carries a cross during the Christmas Eve procession to the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007. Armenian Orthodox followers in the Holy Land celebrate Christmas on Jan. 18. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

Armenian Orthodox priests gather for a Christmas Eve procession in the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007. Armenian Orthodox followers in the Holy Land celebrate Christmas on Jan. 18. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

An Armenian Orthodox priest and a worshipper light candles following the Armenian Christmas Eve procession in the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007. Armenian Orthodox followers in the Holy Land celebrate Christmas on Jan. 18. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

Armenian Orthodox Priests walk in the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, following the Armenian Christmas Eve procession in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007. Armenian Orthodox followers in the Holy Land celebrate Christmas on Jan. 18. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

Armenian Orthodox priests enter the Church of the Nativity during an Armenian Christmas procession in the West Bank town of Bethlehem January 18, 2007. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK)

Armenian Patriarch Turkum Manijian (R) stands outside the Church of the Nativity during an Armenian Christmas procession in the West Bank town of Bethlehem January 18, 2007. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK)

An Armenian Orthodox worshipper prays in the Church of the Nativity before Amenian Christmas celebrations in the West Bank town of Bethlehem January 18, 2007. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK)

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