Mardi Gras in New Orleans (28 images)

Several parades were held in New Orleans in the lead up to Fat Tuesday on Feb. 21, all a part of the Carnival celebrations kicking into gear throughout the city.
Updated: Feb. 22, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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The drum major, center, and majorettes of Dudley High School from Greensboro, N.C., lead the school's marching band in an energetic sashay during the Krewe of Mid-City parade as Carnival in New Orleans kicks into high gear February 19, 2012. Several parades that were cancelled yesterday rolled with today's scheduled ones, creating nearly nonstop parading on the historic Uptown route. Fat Tuesday is February 21. (UPI/A.J. Sisco)
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