New Orleans throws a huge party for Mardi Gras (15 images)

Actor Jim Caviezel, best known for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in the 2004 film, "The Passion of the Christ," reigns as Bacchus XLIX, as he, and thousands more turned out on Sunday, February 26, 2017, to celebrate Mardi Gras. The Krewe of Bacchus has been rolling on the traditional New Orleans Uptown Mardi Gras route since 1969.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2017 at 9:43 PM
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Actor Jim Caviezel, best known for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in the 2004 'The Passion of the Christ', reigns as Bacchus XLIX, Sunday, February 26, 2017. The Krewe of Bacchus has been rolling on the traditional New Orleans Uptown Mardi Gras route since 1969. Photo by AJ Sisco/UPI
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