FILE - In this March 8, 2011 file photo, crowds throng Bourbon Street in the French Quarter on Mardi Gras day in New Orleans. New Orleans is perhaps best-known for hosting one of the biggest free parties in the world: Mardi Gras. The Carnival season includes parades with costumed riders, marching bands and decorated floats. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)

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FILE - In this March 8, 2011 file photo, crowds throng Bourbon Street in the French Quarter on Mardi Gras day in New Orleans. New Orleans is perhaps best-known for hosting one of the biggest free parties in the world: Mardi Gras. The Carnival season includes parades with costumed riders, marching bands and decorated floats. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)
FILE - In this March 8, 2011 file photo, crowds throng Bourbon Street in the French Quarter on Mardi Gras day in New Orleans. New Orleans is perhaps best-known for hosting one of the biggest free parties in the world: Mardi Gras. The Carnival season includes parades with costumed riders, marching bands and decorated floats. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)
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