Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is celebrated with parties, parades and indulgence on the last day before the start of Lent.

A marching group arrives at Canal Street as it marches ahead of the Krewe of Zulu on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

A marching group arrives at Canal Street as it marches ahead of the Krewe of Zulu on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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