Mardi Gras

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

Knights of King Felix III court toss beads to the crowds  gathered on Government Street in Mobile, Ala., Tuesday, March 8, 2011, for the pre-Lenten blowout along the Gulf Coast called Fat Tuesday. (AP Photo/Press-Register, John David Mercer)

Knights of King Felix III court toss beads to the crowds gathered on Government Street in Mobile, Ala., Tuesday, March 8, 2011, for the pre-Lenten blowout along the Gulf Coast called Fat Tuesday. (AP Photo/Press-Register, John David Mercer)

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