Mardi Gras crowds in the French Quarter are seen from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Rain and unusually cold temperatures caused the crowd to be smaller than previous years. (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.