Participants grease the poles of the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans, in preparation for Mardi Gras, Friday, March 4, 2011. The annual event is to keep revelers from climbing ... more 
Participants grease the poles of the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans, in preparation for Mardi Gras, Friday, March 4, 2011. The annual event is to keep revelers from climbing the poles. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gerald Herbert
Fri, Mar 4, 2011 12:57 PM EST