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Hands reach for beads thrown from a float in the Mardi Gras Iris parade as it rolls through the streets of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 9, 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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