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Fat Tuesday: Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans

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Rex, the King of Carnival rides in the Krewe of Rex as he arrives at Canal St. along St. Charles Ave. on Mardi Gras day in New Orleans on Tuesday, March 8.

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Members of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club point to revelers as they ride on a float down Jackson Avenue in New Orleans on Mardi Gras Day.

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A marching group arrives at Canal Street as it marches ahead of the Krewe of Zulu on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans on Tuesday.

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Lenny Detrinis wears an ostrich costume during Mardi Gras celebrations in the French Quarter of New Orleans on Tuesday.

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Revelers reach out for items thrown by riders on a float in the Rex parade as it makes its way down St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans on Mardi Gras Day.

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Lee Chance laughs as he shows off his collection of beads that he caught during the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club parade Tuesday on Mardi Gras day in New Orleans.

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A reveler takes a sip of bourbon as he sits next to a sleeping man on a couch during the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club parade on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans on Mardi Gras Day.

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