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Filipino Catholics line up to have their foreheads applied with ash or soot on Ash Wednesday to usher the 40-day season of Lent at Redemptorist Cathedral Wednesday Feb. 17, 2010 in Manila, Philippines. The Ash Wednesday is observed by Catholics all over the world to remind mankind of being mortals. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)