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According to tradition, Nazareth , in Israel 's Galilee region, was the home of the gentle carpenter Joseph and his pious wife Mary and the town where the baby Jesus spent the first few years of his life.

The Church of Annunciation , the largest basilica dedicated to the worship of Jesus Christ in Eurasia , is Nazareth 's major sightseeing stop. It stands on a site considered to be the spot where the Angel Gabriel told Mary that she was of child.