PHOTO GALLERY: Ashes indicate beginning of Lenten season

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 9:05 p.m. CST; updated 11:30 p.m. CST, Wednesday, February 22, 2012

COLUMBIA — Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season. Some members of the Christian faith receive ashes on their forehead in anticipation of the 40 days of fasting leading up to Easter.