Moments from Mardi Gras in New Orleans(19 images)

New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras with parades in the streets. Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is celebrated the Tuesday before the Christian holiday of Ash Wednesday, which begins the 40 days of Lent.

Members of Rex parade down St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans on Tuesday. Rex made its first appearance at Mardi Gras in 1872. Photo by AJ Sisco/UPI | License Photo
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