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Topic - Juli Shipley
From the family-friendly avenues of the Garden District to raunchy displays in the French Quarter, New Orleans let loose with a Fat Tuesday party as parades rolled and revelers frolicked amid showers of beads, trinkets and music.
As the sun began to set and the traditional family-atmosphere of Mardi Gras along St. Charles Avenue ended, streams of revelers poured into New Orleans' French Quarter to continue the party well into the night.
Bathed in spring-like warmth and showered with trinkets, beads and music, New Orleans reveled in the excesses of Fat Tuesday.
"We're going to wander all day and people-watch," Shipley said. "That's the best part of Mardi Gras — the costumes. They're amazing."
"We're going to wander all day and people-watch," Shipley said. "That's the best part of Mardi Gras _ the costumes. They're amazing."