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Mardi Gras revelry not muted by rain, gloomy skies

NEW ORLEANS — Despite threatening skies, the Mardi Gras party carried on as thousands of costumed revelers cheered glitzy floats with make-believe monarchs in an all-out bash before Lent.

In the French Quarter, as usual, Fat Tuesday played out with all its flesh and raunchiness.

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