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Finnley Faurie, 5, catches beads from a float as she rides on her the shoulders of her father Rob Faurie during the Krewe of Mid-City Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. (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.

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