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Week in Pictures: Ash Wednesday and beyond

At Flushing Town Hall, the week-long run-up to Lunar New Year started with variety show of Chinese performing arts — including a juggler who miraculouly balances an ostrich feather on his nose as kids in the wings waiting to go on next peek out.

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, the six-week period of sacrifice and reflection that leads up to Easter. But you don’t have to give up anything to get a good look at the week in pictures.

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