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The Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route in Bethlehem are now inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization also inscribed sites from Israel, Palau, Indonesia and Morocco and put Timbuktu on its endangered list.
Julie Walker reports.
The Church of the Nativity is situated 10km south of Jerusalem, on the site identified by Christian tradition as the birthplace of Jesus.
UNESCO also placed it on the List of World Heritage in Danger, because of water damage.
The fabled city of Timbuktu and the tomb of Askia also made that list because of violence in Mali.
Other sites that made UNESCO's World Heritage List include a site in Israel depicting human evolution at Mount Carmel, the Rock Islands Southern Lagoon in Palau, the Subak System in Bali, also known as Balinese rice cultivation, and Rabat in Morocco.
Additional inscriptions are expected as the agency continues meeting.
Julie Walker, United Nations