Ash Wednesday 2013: Lent Begins Around The World (PHOTOS)

02/13/2013 07:33 am ET | Updated Feb 13, 2013

Christians around the world observe Ash Wednesday today marking the first day of Lent, a period of fasting, prayer and repentance based on the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert. Lent ends with the Celebration of Easter.

Ash Wednesday 2013