U.S. Christians Mark Start Of Lent With Ash Wednesday

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, offers Mass with... News PhotoAsh Wednesday,Cardinal - Clergy,Cathedral,Catholicism,Equality,Giving,Horizontal,New York City,Religion,Religious Mass,Spirituality,Timothy M. Dolan - Archbishop,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, offers Mass with fellow Catholics at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Ash Wednesday on February 13, 2013 in New York City. Cardinal Dolan celebrated Mass and marked a cross with black ashes on the foreheads of Catholics, which marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day period of pray and fasting for many Christians. Dolan is expected to travel to Rome in the next month to participate in the College of Cardinals, which will choose a successor to Pope Benedict XVI, who announded that he will step down as Pontiff. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)