A Palestinian man looks up to the sun.
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Church of the Nativity

A Palestinian man looks up to the sun.
A Palestinian man looks up at the sun after walking out of the Church of the Nativity on Tuesday. Those emerging ignored the Israeli military’s offer of food and drink before they were loaded aboard a bus and driven away for further questioning. (CAROLYN COLE / LAT)
leave the city of Bethlehem on a tour bus.
Palestinians are bused away after emerging from Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity. About 150 Palestinians remain inside. (CAROLYN COLE / LAT)
had to be carried out on a stretcher
One of the 26 Palestinian men who came out of the Church of the Nativity on Tuesday had to be carried out on a stretcher. (CAROLYN COLE / LAT)
leads one of 26 Palestinian man
An Israeli soldier leads one Palestinian man, holding his Palestinian identification card, to a bus. (CAROLYN COLE / LAT)
An Israeli soldier
An Israeli soldier moves positions around the Church of the Nativity. (CAROLYN COLE / LAT)
An Israeli soldier
An Israeli soldier holds his position as more than two dozen Palestinians come out of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the biggest group to leave since a standoff at the shrine began. Negotiations continue on the fate of 150 men inside the church, including 10 Israel says are terrorists. (CAROLYN COLE / LAT)
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