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Wednesday 26 June 2019

In Pictures: Revellers brave the cold for Mardi Gras finale

New Orleans celebrated Fat Tuesday with a day of parades and costumes.

The Krewes of Argus and the Elks-Jeffersonians roll on Mardi Gras day (Shawn Fink/The Advocate via AP)
The Krewes of Argus and the Elks-Jeffersonians roll on Mardi Gras day (Shawn Fink/The Advocate via AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

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.

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The Zulu parade rolls on St Charles Avenue (Max Becherer/The Advocate/AP)
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‘Blind referees’ poke fun at an infamous decision against the New Orleans Saints (Rebecca Santanta/AP)
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Tiffany Brooks watches the Zulu parade (Brett Duke/The Times-Picayune/AP)
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The North Side Skull and Bones Gang is celebrating its 200th year (Max Becherer/The Advocate/AP)
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The Zulu parade rolls past Gallier Hall (Max Becherer/The Advocate/AP)
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The Rex parade along St Charles Avenue (Brett Duke/The Times-Picayune/AP)
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A Zulu coconut is given out (Brett Duke/The Times-Picayune/AP)

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