Cardale Waterhouse gets a helping hand from an older band member as he marches with the Medard Nelson Charter School band during the Krewe of Mid-City Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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.