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King of the Krewe of Rex, Jack Laborde, rides on his float down a largely empty St. Charles Ave., during Mardi Gras day in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Rain and unusually cold temperatures kept the normally massive and festive crowds away. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Gallery: Mardi Gras 2014

Mar. 05, 2014 @ 01:51 PM

Despite chilly weather and rain, crowds turned out for the annual Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans.