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A Miniature Dachshund puppy dressed in costume is paraded through the French Quarter during the Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Sunday. The parade of dogs and their owners, a twist on the Krewe of Bacchus, benefits animal welfare organizations. (Associated Press)
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A Miniature Dachshund puppy dressed in costume is paraded through the French Quarter during the Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Sunday. The parade of dogs and their owners, a twist on the Krewe of Bacchus, benefits animal welfare organizations. (Associated Press)

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