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The Rev. Ethan Jewett, left, with Saint Clement's Episcopal Church accompanied by Curt Mangel waits to places ash on worshipers' foreheads on Ash Wednesday at the corner of Chestnut and 19th Streets in Philadelphia Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Philadelphia. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a time when Christians prepare for Easter through acts of penitence and prayer.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)