FILE - In this March 8, 2011 file photo, revelers throw beads from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel onto crowds on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras Day festivities in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, but more than a dozen parades roll in the days leading up to Fat Tuesday. The Krewe of Endymion's “super float” rolls Saturday night in New Orleans led by pop star Kelly Clarkson. Sunday's Bacchus parade will include more than two dozen child cancer patients from hospitals across the country who will ride with Bacchus celebrity king, actor G.W. Bailey. On Monday, actor Gary Sinise and New Orleans musicians Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and Harry Connick Jr. will ride in the Krewe of Orpheus parade. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)

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FILE - In this March 8, 2011 file photo, revelers throw beads from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel onto crowds on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras Day festivities in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, but more than a dozen parades roll in the days leading up to Fat Tuesday. The Krewe of Endymion's “super float” rolls Saturday night in New Orleans led by pop star Kelly Clarkson. Sunday's Bacchus parade will include more than two dozen child cancer patients from hospitals across the country who will ride with Bacchus celebrity king, actor G.W. Bailey. On Monday, actor Gary Sinise and New Orleans musicians Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and Harry Connick Jr. will ride in the Krewe of Orpheus parade.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)
FILE - In this March 8, 2011 file photo, revelers throw beads from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel onto crowds on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras Day festivities in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, but more than a dozen parades roll in the days leading up to Fat Tuesday. The Krewe of Endymion's “super float” rolls Saturday night in New Orleans led by pop star Kelly Clarkson. Sunday's Bacchus parade will include more than two dozen child cancer patients from hospitals across the country who will ride with Bacchus celebrity king, actor G.W. Bailey. On Monday, actor Gary Sinise and New Orleans musicians Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and Harry Connick Jr. will ride in the Krewe of Orpheus parade. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)
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