Ash Wednesday in Jerusalem's Old City (8 images)

Updated: March 9, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes in the sign of a cross on top of the head of an Arab boy on Ash Wednesday in St. Saviour Church in the Old City, Jerusalem, March 9, 2011. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and is observed by places ashes on the foreheads or heads of the faithful as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. Ash Wednesday marks the start of the 40 day period, not counting Sundays, before Easter. UPI/Debbie Hill
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