Christian Armenian priests pray in the Grotto at the Church of the Nativity, the alleged birth place of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, 16 December 2007 ahead of Christmas, celebrated December 25. Tourism to Bethlehem has risen 60 percent in the run-up to Christmas, despite Israel's separation barrier turning the birthplace of Christ into a "big prison", its mayor said last week. AFP PHOTO/MUSA AL-SHAER (Photo credit should read MUSA AL-SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)