This Jan. 15, 2013 photo shows a ferry boat crosses the Mississippi River from Downtown to Algiers in New Orleans. Super Bowl takes place in New Orleans on Feb. 3 and Mardi Gras falls nine days later on Feb. 12. With both events so close together, New Orleans is bracing for a massive celebration and record crowds. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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This Jan. 15, 2013 photo shows a ferry boat crosses the Mississippi River from Downtown to Algiers in New Orleans. Super Bowl takes place in New Orleans on Feb. 3 and Mardi Gras falls nine days later on Feb. 12. With both events so close together, New Orleans is bracing for a massive celebration and record crowds.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
This Jan. 15, 2013 photo shows a ferry boat crosses the Mississippi River from Downtown to Algiers in New Orleans. Super Bowl takes place in New Orleans on Feb. 3 and Mardi Gras falls nine days later on Feb. 12. With both events so close together, New Orleans is bracing for a massive celebration and record crowds. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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