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    Image: Rex, King of Carnival waves to his subjects as he parades down St. Charles Avenue on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans

    Mardi Gras 2013

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    Rex, King of Carnival waves to his subjects as he parades down St. Charles Avenue on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans, La., on Tuesday.

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  • Image: Revelers parade through the French Quarter on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans

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    Revelers parade through the French Quarter on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans, La., on Tuesday.

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    Crowds cheer as a float in the Krewe of Zulu Parade rolls down the street during Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, La., on Tuesday. Fat Tuesday is the final day of Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans before Ash Wednesday.

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    Kamil del Toro is dressed as a Day of the Dead sugar skull for Mardi Gras in the French Quarter, on Tuesday.

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    Crowds of revelers are seen on Bourbon Street from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, on Tuesday. Despite threatening skies, the Mardi Gras party carried on as thousands of costumed revelers cheered glitzy floats with make-believe monarchs in an all-out bash before Lent. Crowds were a little smaller than recent years, perhaps influenced by the forecast of rain. Still, parades went off as scheduled even as a fog settled over the riverfront and downtown areas.

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    A man carries a mannequin on his shoulders through Bourbon Street in the French Quarter during Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, La., on Tuesday.

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    A float in the Rex parade turns on to Canal Street to large crowds with out outstretched arms on Mardi Gras, on Tuesday.

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    People throw beads from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel to crowds below on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, on Tuesday.

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    Members of the Krewe of Bikus roll down Chartres Street duringMardi Gras in the French Quarter of New Orleans on Fat Tuesday.

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    Brody Bell, 6, of New Orleans, runs across Pierre Antoine Alley dressed as a bald eagle skeleton for Mardi Gras, on Tuesday in New Orleans, La. He was parading with his parents who are members of a Skeleton krewe.

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    Members of the Mardi Gras dance group "The Sirens" perform during the Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, on Monday.

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    Addison Moran, 7, yells for beads and trinket from the shoulders of her father Paul Moran during the Krewe of Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Sunday.

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    The crowds scream as a float rides down the street during the Krewe of Bacchus Parade in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Sunday.

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  • Image: Members of the Krewe of Okeanos parade down St. Charles Avenue during the weekend before Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana

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    Members of the Krewe of Okeanos parade down St. Charles Avenue during the weekend before Mardi Gras in New Orleans on Sunday.

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    Carnival riders throw trinkets from floats during the Krewe of Mid-City Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Sunday.

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  • Image: Members of the Pussyfooters Marching Club parade along with the Krewe of Toath along St. Charles Avenue during the weekend before Mardi Gras in New Orleans

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    Members of the Pussyfooters Marching Club parade along with the Krewe of Toath along St. Charles Avenue during the weekend before Mardi Gras in New Orleans on Sunday.

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    Float riders toss beads, cups and doubloons to fans and revelers in the 2013 Krewe of Bacchus Mardi Gras Parade on Sunday in New Orleans.

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    Bekka Waldera, right, holds beads she just caught during the Krewe of Bacchus Parade in New Orleans on Sunday.

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    Actor G.W. Bailey reigns as King of Bacchus in the Krewe of Bacchus Mardi Gras Parade on Sunday in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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    Ashley Henderson, left, and Susan White yell for beads as the Endymion Parade rolls through Orleans Avenue in New Orleans, on Saturday.

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  • Image: James Stucker laughs as he waits for the Krewe of Endymion to parade down Orleans Avenue during the weekend before Mardi Gras  in New Orleans, Louisiana

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    James Stucker laughs as he waits for the Krewe of Endymion to parade down Orleans Avenue during the weekend before Mardi Gras in New Orleans on Saturday.

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    Victoria Mendel, 15, of New Orleans, rests between Mardi Gras parades on Napoleon Ave. in New Orleans on Sunday.

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