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Palm fronds from last year Palm Sunday services wither and burn in an open fire Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Corpus Christi, Texas. Deacon Ron Martinez will pound and crush the burned fronds into a fine powder of ashes for the expected 4500 to 5000 worshipers for the nine masses that will be held at the church Wednesday. (AP Photo/Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Todd Yates) MANDATORY CREDIT