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  • Revelers dance in the street as rain starts to fall on Mardi Gras day in the Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

      Revelers dance in the street as rain starts to fall on Mardi Gras day in the Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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  • A man dressed as the Pope revels with other costumed people during Mardi Gras in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

      A man dressed as the Pope revels with other costumed people during Mardi Gras in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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  • A man dressed in a diaper rides a mechanical dog with wings in the French Quarter during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

      A man dressed in a diaper rides a mechanical dog with wings in the French Quarter during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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  • Dwight Henry, star of the Academy Award nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild, hands out beads in the Argus parade on Mardi Gras on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Metairie, La.

      Dwight Henry, star of the Academy Award nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild, hands out beads in the Argus parade on Mardi Gras on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Metairie, La.
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  • A man dressed as a cowboy holding a horse head, sits on a trash can next to two men in pink dresses sending text messages during Mardi Gras in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

      A man dressed as a cowboy holding a horse head, sits on a trash can next to two men in pink dresses sending text messages during Mardi Gras in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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  • Members of the Mardi Gras dance group "The Sirens" perform during the Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.

      Members of the Mardi Gras dance group "The Sirens" perform during the Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.
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  • People throw beads from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel to crowds below on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

      People throw beads from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel to crowds below on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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  • A trojan horse float makes its way through the crowd as revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

      A trojan horse float makes its way through the crowd as revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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  • Crowds of revelers are seen on Bourbon Street from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Despite threatening skies, the Mardi Gras party carried on as thousands of costumed revelers cheered glitzy floats with make-believe monarchs in an all-out bash before Lent.

      Crowds of revelers are seen on Bourbon Street from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Despite threatening skies, the Mardi Gras party carried on as thousands of costumed revelers cheered glitzy floats with make-believe monarchs in an all-out bash before Lent.
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  • Revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

      Revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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  • Members of the Laissez Boys Pleasure Aid &Leisure Club parade in motorized easy chairs during the Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (

      Members of the Laissez Boys Pleasure Aid &Leisure Club parade in motorized easy chairs during the Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (
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  • Revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

      Revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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  • Lowell Landis, cast member of the Academy Award nominated picture Beasts of the Southern Wild, throws beads in the Argus parade on Mardi Gras on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Metairie, La.

      Lowell Landis, cast member of the Academy Award nominated picture Beasts of the Southern Wild, throws beads in the Argus parade on Mardi Gras on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Metairie, La.
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  • Crowds of revelers are seen on Bourbon Street from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

      Crowds of revelers are seen on Bourbon Street from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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  • Babbette Hines, left, and Carol Jean Dixon, both of New Orleans, pose with their costumes representing sad ladies of the night, inspired by Storyville photographer E.J. Bellocq, before the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

      Babbette Hines, left, and Carol Jean Dixon, both of New Orleans, pose with their costumes representing sad ladies of the night, inspired by Storyville photographer E.J. Bellocq, before the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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  • Revelers gather and are photographed before the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

      Revelers gather and are photographed before the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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  • Revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

      Revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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  • Revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

      Revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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  • Revelers grab for beads as they are tossed from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

      Revelers grab for beads as they are tossed from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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  • Dwight Henry, star of the Academy Award nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild, and cast member Lowell Landis throw beads in the Argus parade on Mardi Gras on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Metairie, La.

      Dwight Henry, star of the Academy Award nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild, and cast member Lowell Landis throw beads in the Argus parade on Mardi Gras on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Metairie, La.
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  • Dwight Henry, star of the Academy Award nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild, throws beads in the Argus parade on Mardi Gras on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Metairie, La.

      Dwight Henry, star of the Academy Award nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild, throws beads in the Argus parade on Mardi Gras on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Metairie, La.
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  • Revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. FEMA markings from Hurricane Katrina are still displayed on the wall.

      Revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. FEMA markings from Hurricane Katrina are still displayed on the wall.
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