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Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Washington Episcopal Diocese says a prayer after placing ash on a commuter's forehead in celebration of 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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Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Washington Episcopal Diocese bows her head and says a prayer after placing ash on a commuter's forehead in celebration of 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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Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Washington Episcopal Diocese says a prayer after placing ash on a commuter's forehead in celebration of 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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Sidewalk traffic speeds by Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Washington Episcopal Diocese and Father Nathan Humphrey as they place ash on the foreheads of morning 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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Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Washington Episcopal Diocese and Father Nathan Humphrey place ash on the foreheads of morning 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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Sidewalk traffic speeds by Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Washington Episcopal Diocese and Father Nathan Humphrey as they place ash on the foreheads of morning 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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Sidewalk traffic speeds by Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Washington Episcopal Diocese and Father Nathan Humphrey as they place ash on the foreheads of morning 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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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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Dian Nugraseni of D.C. receives ashes from Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Washington Episcopal Diocese in celebration of 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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Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Washington Episcopal Diocese and Father Nathan Humphrey place ash on the foreheads of 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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Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Washington Episcopal Diocese and Father Nathan Humphrey place ash on the foreheads of 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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Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Washington Episcopal Diocese says a prayer after placing ash on a commuter's forehead in celebration of 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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Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Washington Episcopal Diocese says a prayer after placing ash on a commuter's forehead in celebration of 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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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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Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Washington Episcopal Diocese greets a commuter before placing ash on his forehead in celebration of 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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Father Nathan Humphrey smears ash in the form of a cross on a commuter's forehead in celebration of 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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Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Washington Episcopal Diocese hugs a commuter after placing ash on his forehead in celebration of 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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Father Nathan Humphrey smears ash in the form of a cross on a commuter's forehead in celebration of 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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Father Nathan Humphrey smears ash in the form of a cross on a commuter's forehead in celebration of 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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Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Washington Episcopal Diocese says a prayer after placing ash on a commuter's forehead in celebration of 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)