Mardi Gras 2009

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    Feb. 24: Revelers vie for the most coveted of all Mardi Gras throws, a Zulu coconut, at the corner of St. Charles Ave. and Canal St. in New Orleans during Mardi Gras.

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    Feb. 24: Oscar Solis, from western Texas, dangles beads over the crowd from a balcony on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans on Mardi Gras.

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    Feb. 24: The Zulu parade rolls down Orleans Avenue in New Orleans on Mardi Gras.

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    Feb. 24: A woman who called herself only "Madam Butterfly," walks with a member of Pete Fountain and his Half Fast Walking Club on St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District of New Orleans.

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    Feb. 24: King Zulu Tyronne Mathieu gives a thumbs up before his ride in the Zulu parade on Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

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    Feb. 24: Gisele LaRose, with her dog "Coucon de Lait," gets beads from members of Pete Fountain and his Half Fast Walking Club as they march to St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District of New Orleans.

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    Feb. 24: A rider juggles Zulu coconuts on his float during the Zulu parade on Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

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    Feb. 24: Crowds fill Jackson Avenue during the Zulu parade on Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

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    Feb. 24: Angela Carll and Heather Thomspon stroll through the streets of the French Quarter celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

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    Feb. 24: Ursula Bolden and her husband Joel Bolden pose for a quick picture as they stroll through the streets of the French Quarter celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

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    Feb. 24: Analisa Cisneros poses for a picture as she strolls through the streets of the French Quarter celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

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    Feb. 24: Pete Fountain right, talks with friend actor John Goodman before he and his Half Fast Walking Club march onto St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District of New Orleans.

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    Feb. 24: Pete Fountain reacts before he and his Half Fast Walking Club march onto St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District of New Orleans.

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    Feb. 23: Bob Rue, from New Orleans is already in his Mardi Gras costume as he walks through the French Quarter of New Orleans.

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    Feb. 23: Parade goers yell for beads and other trinkets at the Leviathan float goes down Napoleon Avenue during the Krewe of Orpheus parade in the Uptown area of New Orleans.

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    Feb. 22: As the Bacchagator float travels down Napoleon Avenue, parade goers yell for beads and other trinkets during the Krewe of Bacchus parade in the Uptown area of New Orleans.

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    Feb. 22: A rider looks to throw his beads during the Krewe of Bacchus parade in the Uptown area of New Orleans.

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    Feb. 22: Actor Val Kilmer throws doubloons from his float as he reigns as King Bacchus XLI during the Krewe of Bacchus parade in the Uptown area of New Orleans.

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    Feb. 22: A rider in the Thoth parade holds his beads before throwing them in the Uptown area of New Orleans.

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