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

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

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.

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Ash Wednesday 2013
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Ash Wednesday 2013

HuffPost Religion invites you to share your Lent reflections, experiences, stories and photos with us. Send them to religion@huffingtonpost.com and check out our Lent liveblog.

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