A CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX PILGRIM PRAYS IN THE HOLY SEPULCHRE CHURCH IN
A Christian Orthodox pilgrim prays in the Holy Sepulchre church in
Jerusalem ahead of the Orthodox Christmas celebrations January 5, 2002.
Tensions were likely to escalate Sunday when Israel plans to prevent
Yasser Arafat from attending Orthodox Christmas celebrations in
Bethlehem. It imposed a travel ban on him last month, which barred him
from ceremonies on December 25, until he arrested those blamed for
killing an Israeli cabinet minister. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause