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Catholic devotees attending Ash Wednesday - Mexico City

Every year, hundreds of Mexican families who profess the Catholic faith, go to church nearest to their home and receive the ashes in cross form, and begins the 40 days prior to Easter. This day is a day of fasting and abstinence

Catholic devotees attending Ash Wednesday  Mexico City
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People pray and also get the sign of the cross, in ash, placed on their forehead during the ceremony.

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  • id:1070904
  • date:22 February 2012
  • dimensions:17.85 x 13.52 in. (5356 x 4056 px)
  • dpi:300dpi
  • file size in memory:66.32 MB
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  • Catholic devotees attending Ash Wednesday  Mexico City
  • Catholic devotees attending Ash Wednesday  Mexico City
  • Catholic devotees attending Ash Wednesday  Mexico City
  • Catholic devotees attending Ash Wednesday  Mexico City
  • Catholic devotees attending Ash Wednesday  Mexico City
  • Catholic devotees attending Ash Wednesday  Mexico City
  • Catholic devotees attending Ash Wednesday  Mexico City
  • Catholic devotees attending Ash Wednesday  Mexico City
  • Catholic devotees attending Ash Wednesday  Mexico City
  • Catholic devotees attending Ash Wednesday  Mexico City
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Every year, hundreds of Mexican families who profess the Catholic faith, go to church nearest to their home and receive the ashes in cross form, and begins the 40 days prior to Easter. This day is a day of fasting and abstinence

Details
  • id:1070904
  • date:22 February 2012
  • dimensions:17.85 x 13.52 in. (5356 x 4056 px)
  • dpi:300dpi
  • file size in memory:66.32 MB
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