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Jim Alberty receives ashes from Rev. Shirley Bowen on a sidewalk in downtown Portland, Maine, on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Rev. Tim Higgins, left, and Rev. Peter Bowen look on.  "You're on the go, so the Epicopal Churches of Southern Maine brings the ashes to you" is the church's motto for the holiday. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)