Dwight Henry, star of the Academy Award nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild, hands out beads in the Argus parade on Mardi Gras on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Metairie, La. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Invision for Fox Searchlight Pictures/AP Images)
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.