In Pictures: Revellers brave the cold for Mardi Gras finale
New Orleans celebrated Fat Tuesday with a day of parades and costumes.
Residents and visitors in New Orleans have marked the culmination of the famous Mardi Gras season with a mixture of flair and fun.
From children clamouring for tossed strands of beads, to revellers dressed as blind sports referees and high-school bands marching down the street, people in the Big Easy celebrated with a day of parades and costumes.
After rainy weather affected some parades on Sunday, Fat Tuesday was cold but sunny, and revellers bundled up under multiple layers to enjoy the spectacle.