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The red-clad Mistresses of Joe Cain walk on rain-soaked downtown streets during the Joe Cain Procession Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 in Mobile, Ala. The procession, also called "the people's Mardi Gras parade" is held the Sunday immediately before Fat Tuesday during the Mardi Gras season in Mobile in honor of Joseph Stillwell Cain Jr. (1832-1904), who is credited for restarting Mardi Gras in Mobile following the Civil War. (AP Photo/Press-Register, Mike Brantley)

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.