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Silvia Ortiz prays after an Ash Wednesday Mass at the Shrine Our Lady of Charity in Miami. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent.
— Alan Diaz / AP
Nuns attend a Mass during the traditional Ash Wednesday service at the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Jose, Costa Rica. Wednesday marked the first day of the 40-day period of Lent during which Roman Catholics are called to make some form of sacrifice, usually by fasting for a short period.
— JUAN CARLOS ULATE / Reuters
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio steps into his SUV after getting off his charter plane in Greer, South Carolina.
— CARLO ALLEGRI / Reuters
Thousands of London black cab taxis block Whitehall during a protest in central London. Black cab taxi drivers are protesting against a decision to grant Uber taxis a private hire licence. Uber has taken a large percentage of black taxis' business over the last few years.
— ANDY RAIN / EPA
Yemenis inspect a building allegedly destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes targeting a neighborhood in Sana’a, Yemen. According to reports, two Saudi-led airstrikes targeted a neighborhood in Sana’a, killing five members of a Yemeni family.
— YAHYA ARHAB / EPA
A camel stands in an open field as rainbow appears in a cloudy sky over the southern Israeli Beduin village of Rahat.
— Oded Balilty / AP
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa begs on a roadside in Kabul . Although Afghanistan's economy has reportedly improved, the country still relies on foreign aid for more than 90 percent of national income.
— HEDAYATULLAH AMID / EPA
Thirty-seven tons of fish fell from an overturned truck in Viborg, Denmark. No one was hurt, but the accident caused traffic delays.
— Astrid Dalum / AP
A refugee man passes a baby to a woman from a train window upon their arrival at the transit center for refugees near the northern Macedonian village of Tabanovce. Macedonian authorities are reinforcing a barrier at the country's border with Greece that is designed to limit the number of migrants crossing into the country, accepting people only from war-affected zones who declare Austria or Germany as their final destination.
— Boris Grdanoski / AP
Pope Francis takes off his skullcap during his weekly general audience at St Peter's square in the Vatican.