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Ash Wednesday in Central Maine
Date: 2/14/2013 Album ID: 1610730
Photos by Andy Molloy & David Leaming
Staff photo by Andy Molloy
ASHES: Members of the St. Michael Parish line up to be smudged with ashes at St. Mary's Church Wednesday February 13, 2013 in Augusta on the first day of Lent.  Collected from burned palms, the ashes symbolize a Catholic's faith with the sign of a cross on their forehead.
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Staff photo by David Leaming
Hannah DelGiudice of Mount Merici school receives ashes to her forehead during an Ash Wednesday service at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Waterville. The ceremony marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, reflection and repentance observed by Catholics.
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