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Photo feature: Preparing for Lent

JAY SOWERS | THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Father Walton Jones, right, places ashes on the foreheads of middle and high school students during an Ash Wednesday service Wednesday morning at Trinity Episcopal Day School.
JAY SOWERS | THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Jones places ashes on the forehead of eighth-grade student Madeline Falkenheiner during an Ash Wednesday service.
JAY SOWERS | THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Trinity Episicopal Day School students Christi Ballard and Lydia McClathcy, left to right, share a prayer book during an Ash Wednesday service Wednesday morning.
JAY SOWERS | THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Jones lifts his hand from a bowl of ashes before placing the ashes on the forehead of a student.