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

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, prays at St.... News PhotoAsh Wednesday,Cardinal - Clergy,Cathedral,New York City,Praying,Religion,Spirituality,Timothy M. Dolan - Archbishop,USA,VerticalPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, prays 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 fellow 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)