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The Most Rev. Michael Cote, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Norwich, Conn., and Father Thomas Albrecht place ashes in the shape of the cross on the brows of worshipers during the noon Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, Conn.  Wednesday, Feb.  22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent in the Christian calendar.    (AP Photo/The Day, Sean D. Elliot)   MANDATORY CREDIT