New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond, right, applies ashes to a devotee's forehead during Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Ash Wednesday marks the ... more 
New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond, right, applies ashes to a devotee's forehead during Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Ash Wednesday marks the end of Mardi Gras festivities and the beginning of the Lenten season for Catholics. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Patrick Semansky
Wed, Mar 9, 2011 3:52 PM EST