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Ash Wednesday starts the 40-day Lent period

Many Christians around the world being observance of Lent today.
Ash Wednesday marks lead up to Easter
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Ash Wednesday marks lead up to Easter

Today is Ash Wednesday. It's the start of the holiest period of the Christian calendar leading up to Easter. And it's why you might see some people walking around with black smudges on their foreheads.
Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent
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Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent

At Wilmington's St. Mary Catholic Church and countless others around the world worshippers received a cross of ashes on their forehead.
Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent
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Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent

With Fat Tuesday over, that means the beginning of Lent for Christians around the world. And it all starts today with Ash Wednesday.
Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent
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Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent

For Catholics, it is a season of penance, reflection and fasting that prepares them for Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday.