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Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Washington Episcopal Diocese warms her hands as she waits to place ash on the forehead of daily commuters to celebrate Ash Wednesday, a Catholic tradition, next to the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station in D.C. on Feb. 13, 2013. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)
Photo by: ANDREW S. GERACI
Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Washington Episcopal Diocese warms her hands as she waits to place ash on the forehead of daily commuters to celebrate Ash Wednesday, a Catholic tradition, next to the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station in D.C. on Feb. 13, 2013. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

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