A parade goer uses her cell phone to photograph the Mardi Gras parade Iris in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. This is the last full weekend of the Carnival season, which culminates with the Rex parade Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013.(AP Photo/Bill Haber)
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.