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A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent. UPI/Debbie Hill

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      A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      Catholics pray during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      A Catholic nun prays during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a woman during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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      A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • Catholics pray during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • A Catholic nun prays during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a woman during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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  • A Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill

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A Catholic nun prays during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie HillA Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie HillA Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie HillA Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie HillA Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie HillA Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie HillA Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie HillA Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie HillA Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie HillA Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie HillA Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie HillA Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a woman during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie HillA Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie HillA Catholic priest sprinkles ashes on the head of a youth during an Ash Wednesday mass in Saint Savior Church in the Old City of Jerusalem, February 22, 2012. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Many Christians prepare for Easter by fasting and repenting during Lent.  UPI/Debbie Hill