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Mardi Gras revelers turn out despite rainy forecast

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade during Mardi Gras

Revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Overcast skies and the threat of rain couldn't dampen the revelry of Mardi Gras as parades took to the streets, showering costumed merrymakers with trinkets of all kinds. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Thousands of people are celebrating the last day of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

The city is packed with partiers for Fat Tuesday. Up to a million people are expected to pack the streets, despite rain being forecast.

Organizers say the show will go on even if it downpours. The partying ends at midnight, when Lent begins.

 

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