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In this picture provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis sprinkles with ashes a Cardinal during the Ash Wednesday mass at the Santa Sabina Basilica in Rome, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a solemn period of 40 days of prayer and self-denial leading up to Easter. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

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A Cardinal is sprinkled with ashes by Pope Francis during the Ash Wednesday mass at the Santa Sabina Basilica in Rome, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a solemn period of 40 days of prayer and self-denial leading up to Easter. (AP Photo/Max Rossi, Pool)

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Italy Pope Ash Wednesday.JPEG-00ae6.jpg

A Cardinal is sprinkled with ashes by Pope Francis during the Ash Wednesday mass at the Santa Sabina Basilica in Rome, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a solemn period of 40 days of prayer and self-denial leading up to Easter. (AP Photo/Max Rossi, Pool)