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Mardi Gras

2012-02-21 07:40:46 GMT2012-02-21 15:40:46(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A participant dressed as a baby doll dances to the Treme Brass band during the Red Beans and Rice Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Louisiana February 20, 2012. (REUTERS/Lee Celano)

A couple costumed in horse masks dance on Bourbon Street as part of the Mardi Gras celebration in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana February 20, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Celano (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)

Sean, left and Katie Northey dance in front of Arnaud's restaurant in French Quarter celebrating the Mardi Gras Season in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Malia Miyashiro, of California, throws beads from a Bourbon St. balcony to Mardi Gras revelers in French Quarter in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

A reveler with the Mystic Stripers tosses trinkets to the crowds gathered on Royal Street in Mobile, Ala., Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. The pre-Lenten blowout continues along the Gulf Coast culminating in Fat Tuesday celebrations Feb. 21. Tourism leaders estimate more than a million visitors pour into the Mobile area each Mardi Gras season to watch the festivities. (AP Photo/Mobile Register, G.M. Andrews)

Revelers with the Mystic Stripers toss trinkets to the crowds gathered on Royal Street in Mobile, Ala., Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. The pre-Lenten blowout continues along the Gulf Coast culminating in Fat Tuesday celebrations Feb. 21. Tourism leaders estimate more than a million visitors pour into the Mobile area each Mardi Gras season to watch the festivities. (AP Photo/Mobile Register, G.M. Andrews)

Actress Patricia Clarkson holds on as she rides in the Muses Mardi Gras Parade through the streets of New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

The pre-Lenten blowout continues along the Gulf Coast over the weekend, culminating in Fat Tuesday celebrations February 21, 2012.

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