Mardi Gras – New Orleans

2012 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
2012 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 20: A Mardi Gras float in the 2012 Krewe of Proteus Parade on February 20, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
2012 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
2012 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 20: A Mardi Gras float in the 2012 Krewe of Proteus Parade on February 20, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
2012 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
2012 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 20: A Mardi Gras float in the 2012 Krewe of Proteus Parade on February 20, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
2012 Krewe Of Bacchus Parade
2012 Krewe Of Bacchus Parade
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 19: A Krewe of Bacchus Mardi Gras float in the 2012 Krewe of Bacchus Parade on February 19, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
The Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club
The Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club
The Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club make their way along the parade route on St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
The Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club
The Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club
The Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club make their way along the parade route on St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
Bicycle riding revelers cruise across Ca
Bicycle riding revelers cruise across Ca
Bicycle riding revelers cruise across Canal Street during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, Louisiana, on March 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
A reveler cruises along St. Charles Aven
A reveler cruises along St. Charles Aven
A reveler cruises along St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
People reach for throws from Pete Founta
People reach for throws from Pete Founta
People reach for throws from Pete Fountain's Half Fast Walking Club along the parade route on St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
A reveler cruises along Canal Street dur
A reveler cruises along Canal Street dur
A reveler cruises along Canal Street during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
A member of the Mondo Kayo Social and Ma
A member of the Mondo Kayo Social and Ma
A member of the Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club walks the parade route on St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
The Krewe of Zulu turns onto Canal Stree
The Krewe of Zulu turns onto Canal Stree
The Krewe of Zulu turns onto Canal Street from St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
The Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club
The Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club
The Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club make their way along the parade route on St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
The Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club
The Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club
The Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club make their way along the parade route on St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of Krewe of Zulu march down St.
Members of Krewe of Zulu march down St.
Members of Krewe of Zulu march down St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
Chanel Howard Barker, Queen Zulu 2011 ar
Chanel Howard Barker, Queen Zulu 2011 ar
Chanel Howard Barker, Queen Zulu 2011 arrives with the Krewe of Zulu as they march in the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
The Krewe of Zulu turns onto Canal Stree
The Krewe of Zulu turns onto Canal Stree
The Krewe of Zulu turns onto Canal Street from St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
The Krewe of Zulu turns onto Canal Stree
The Krewe of Zulu turns onto Canal Stree
The Krewe of Zulu turns onto Canal Street from St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images
People pack Canal Street to watch the Ma
People pack Canal Street to watch the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images
A member of the Krewe of Zulu taunts the
A member of the Krewe of Zulu taunts the
A member of the Krewe of Zulu taunts the crowd during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
The Krewe of Zulu turns onto Canal Stree
The Krewe of Zulu turns onto Canal Stree
The Krewe of Zulu turns onto Canal Street from St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: Two women stand above the crowd in the French Quarter on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in News Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: A rider atop a Zulu parade float greets a large crowd on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in News Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: A reveler carries an umbrella as light rain falls during Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in News Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: Large crowds await the Rex Parade on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in News Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: The Boeuf Gras, a permanent float in the Rex parade that symbolizes feasting, turns onto Canal Street on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in News Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: The Jefferson City Buzzards marching club marches and dances ahead of the Rex parade on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in News Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: A thick crowd of revelers in the French Quarter fill the streets on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in News Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: A masked rider in the Rex parade throws a cup to people in the crowd on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in News Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: A man in costume enjoys the sights on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in News Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
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