New Orleans gives way to Mardi Gras revelry, parades
Published 02/21/2012, Associated Press
Revelers hit the streets today to celebrate Mardi Gras, lured to the French Quarter and stately oak-lined avenues by the chance to snag beads and baubles from seemingly endless parades in the final unfettered party before the somber season of Lent.Word count: 713
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