PHOTOS: Mardi Gras

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  • NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: A man with an umbrella poses before a parade on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: A masked rider in the Rex parade throws a cup to people in the crowd on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in News Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: A man in costume enjoys the sights on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in News Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: Large crowds reach up for beads as the Jester float in the traditional Rex parade rolls down Canal Street on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in News Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: The Warren Easton High School marching band performs in the Rex parade on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in News Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: The Jefferson City Buzzards marching club marches and dances ahead of the Rex parade on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in News Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: Large crowds watch a float in the Rex parade rolls down Canal Street on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in News Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 07: Actress Jennifer Coolidge rides on a float in the 2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade during Mardi Gras on March 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 07: (L-R) Executive producers Eric Overmyer and David Simon of HBO's 'Treme' before boarding their float in the 2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade during Mardi Gras on March 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: Two men dressed as pink flamingos pose before a parade on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 07: Academy Award winning actress Melissa Leo on the cast of HBO's 'Treme' float in the 2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade during Mardi Gras on March 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: A rider atop a Zulu parade float greets a large crowd on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in News Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 07: Actress Jennifer Coolidge rides on a float in the 2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade during Mardi Gras on March 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 07: Actress Jennifer Coolidge rides on a float in the 2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade during Mardi Gras on March 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
  • A member of the Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club walks the parade route on St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • The Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club make their way along the parade route on St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Members of Krewe of Zulu march down St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Bicycle riding revelers cruise across Canal Street during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, Louisiana, on March 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • People reach for beads and other throws as the Krewe of Zulu turns onto Canal Street from St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • The Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club make their way along the parade route on St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • The Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club make their way along the parade route on St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Pete Fountain and his group Pete Fountain's Half Fast Walking Club make their way along St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • The Krewe of Zulu turns onto Canal Street from St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • IN SPACE - FEBRUARY 22: In this handout image provided by NASA, the city of New Orleans is seen from aboard the International Space Station February 22, 2011 in Space. Mardi Gras, or 'Fat Tuesday', falls on March 8 and is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
  • A member of the Krewe of Zulu taunts the crowd during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Chanel Howard Barker, Queen Zulu 2011 arrives with the Krewe of Zulu as they march in the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • The Krewe of Zulu turns onto Canal Street from St. Charles Avenue during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A member of the Krewe of Zulu marches during the Mardi Gras parade on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 8, 2011. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
    
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Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is on Feb. 21 2012.

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