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Mardi Gras celebrations well underway in the Big Easy

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NEW ORLEANS - Mardi Gras is well underway in New Orleans about two weeks ahead of Fat Tuesday.

Three parades rolled in and around the city Sunday.  Parade participants threw everything from beads, cups, and doubloons, to coconuts, decorated shoes and even collectible wooden nickels into the crowd. 

Surrounding cities will host parades almost every night until Mardi Gras day.  The annual holiday ends at midnight on Fat Tuesday, signaling the beginning of lent.


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