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Parades, Floats, Costumes Mark Fat Tuesday in New Orleans

People across New Orleans Tuesday are marking the culmination of the Mardi Gras season with elaborate floats, eccentric costumes and marching bands.   Mardi Gras is the city's biggest tourist attraction, and thousands of people have converged on the city in recent weeks to see the elaborate parades, floats, marching bands and dance groups that wind through the city's streets. What are the big parades?   The day kicks off with the Krewe of Zulu parade put on by...

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