In this photo taken on Monday, Dec 17, 2012, Bethlehem’s first female mayor, Vera Baboun is seen in front of the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birth

 

              In this photo taken on Monday, Dec 17, 2012, Bethlehem’s first female mayor, Vera Baboun is seen in front of the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birth
In this photo taken on Monday, Dec 17, 2012, Bethlehem’s first female mayor, Vera Baboun is seen in front of the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West bank city of Bethlehem. Bethlehem’s first female mayor, Vera Baboun, can’t walk through the main square of the biblical town without being stopped by admirers. “This is our new mayor, who is turning Bethlehem into one of the greatest cities in the world,” a tour guide hollered to a group of Christian tourists passing by the Church of the Nativity, built over the grotto where tradition says Jesus was born. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)