Celebrating Mardi Gras

Highlights from 2013 Mardi Gras celebrations.

Revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Overcast skies and the threat of rain couldn't dampen the revelry of Mardi Gras as parades took to the streets, showering costumed merrymakers with trinkets of all kinds. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Overcast skies and the threat of rain couldn't dampen the revelry of Mardi Gras as parades took to the streets, showering costumed merrymakers with trinkets of all kinds. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Overcast skies and the threat of rain couldn't dampen the revelry of Mardi Gras as parades took to the streets, showering costumed merrymakers with trinkets of all kinds. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Overcast skies and the threat of rain couldn't dampen the revelry of Mardi Gras as parades took to the streets, showering costumed merrymakers with trinkets of all kinds. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Mardi Gras

Members of the Krewe of Bikus roll down Chartres Street on Mardi Gras Day in French Quarter February 12, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Fat Tuesday, the traditional celebration on the day before Ash Wednesday and the begining of Lent, is marked in New Orleans with parades and marches through many neighborhoods in the city. (Photo by Rusty Costanza/Getty Images)

Babbette Hines, left, and Carol Jean Dixon, both of New Orleans, pose with their costumes representing sad ladies of the night, inspired by Storyville photographer E.J. Bellocq, before the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

A trojan horse float makes its way through the crowd as revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Overcast skies and the threat of rain couldn't dampen the revelry of Mardi Gras as parades took to the streets, showering costumed merrymakers with trinkets of all kinds. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

A trojan horse float makes its way through the crowd as revelers gather for the start of the Society of Saint Anne walking parade in the Bywater section of New Orleans during Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Overcast skies and the threat of rain couldn't dampen the revelry of Mardi Gras as parades took to the streets, showering costumed merrymakers with trinkets of all kinds. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Revelers yell for beads and trinkets during the Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Members of the Mardi Gras dance group "The Sirens" perform during the Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Addison Moran, 7, yells for beads and trinket from the shoulders of her father Paul Moran during the Krewe of Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)