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. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Gallery: Mardi Gras celebration
Feb. 12, 2013 @ 03:27 PM
New Orleans and other cities reveled on the last day before Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season with the traditional Mardi Gras parades and festivities.