New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras (20 images)

Thousands of revelers took to the streets February 13, 2018, to celebrate Mardi Gras -- or Fat Tuesday. Though New Orleans is best known for the holiday, cities across the country hold parties and parades. Photos by AJ Sisco/UPI
Updated: Feb. 14, 2018 at 7:47 AM
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Float riders in the Rex parade toss beads to the crowd.
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Float riders in the Zulu parade toss beads to the crowd on St. Charles Avenue.
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Thousands of revelers crowd Bourbon Street. Over the weekend, revelers used hundreds of beads to create a makeshift bridge over floodwaters on one street.
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Float riders in the Zulu toss beads to the crowd. In January, New Orleans officials said they found 93,000 pounds of Mardi Gras beads while cleaning the popular downtown area over the previous few months.
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The Zulu float Big Shot parades down Canal Street.
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American film director, producer, writer and actor Spike Lee tosses beads to the crowd on St. Charles Avenue.
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Warm temperatures brought out huge crowds to enjoy the last day of parades.
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