Revelers throw beads in the rain to crowds below from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel during Mardi Gras festivities in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Rain and unusually cold temperatures kept much of 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.