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

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A child receives a cross of black ashes on her forehead on Ash... News PhotoAsh,Ash Wednesday,Child,Forehead,Horizontal,New York City,Receiving,Religion,Spirituality,St. Patrick's Cathedral - Manhattan,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A child receives a cross of black ashes on her forehead on Ash Wednesday at St. Patrick's Cathedral on February 13, 2013 in New York City. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day period of pray and fasting for many Christians. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)