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Actress Mariska Hargitay rides in the Orpheus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 11, 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.

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