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Andrew Sullivan —  Feb 13 2013 @ 7:59pm

Pope Benedict XVI Celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass - February 13, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI leads the Ash Wednesday service at the St. Peter’s Basilica on February 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Ash Wednesday opens the liturgical 40-day period of Lent, a time of prayer, fasting, penitence and alms giving leading up to Easter. By Franco Origlia/Getty Images.