In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 photo, choristers Chloe Chawner, centret and Abby Cox, centre left, get ready in Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, England, as the first all female choir at the ... more 
In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 photo, choristers Chloe Chawner, centret and Abby Cox, centre left, get ready in Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, England, as the first all female choir at the cathedral rehearses prior to their debut on Jan. 25. The pure, high voices of the choir soar toward the vaulted ceiling of Canterbury Cathedral as they have for more than 1,000 years. Just one thing is different _ these young choristers in their purple cassocks are girls, and their public debut at Evensong on Saturday will end centuries of all-male tradition.Canterbury is not the first British cathedral to set up a girls' choir, but as mother church of the 80 million-strong Anglican Communion _ one struggling with the role of women in its ranks _ its move has special resonance. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Alastair Grant
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