Gallery: Wild Masks, Beads And Mardi Gras Floats Take Over Streets In New Orleans!

2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 07: Academy Award winning actress Melissa Leo on the HBO 'Treme' float in the 2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade during Mardi Gras on March 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: A man with an umbrella poses before a parade on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 07: Actress Lucia Micarelli riding on the cast of HBO's 'Treme' float in the 2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade during Mardi Gras on March 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 07: Actress Jennifer Coolidge rides on a float in the 2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade during Mardi Gras on March 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 07: (L-R) Executive producers David Simon and Eric Overmyer of HBO's 'Treme' riding in the 2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade during Mardi Gras on March 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 07: Actors Jonathan Silverman and Jennifer Finnigan ride in the 2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade during Mardi Gras on March 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 07: Actress Jennifer Coolidge rides on a float in the 2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade during Mardi Gras on March 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 07: Academy Award winning actress Melissa Leo on the cast of HBO's 'Treme' float in the 2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade during Mardi Gras on March 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 07: Actor Michiel Huisman riding on the cast of HBO's 'Treme' float in the 2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade during Mardi Gras on March 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 07: Actor Wendell Pierce riding on the cast of HBO's 'Treme' float in the 2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade during Mardi Gras on March 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 07: Actor Steve Zahn before boarding the cast of HBO's 'Treme' float in the 2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade during Mardi Gras on March 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 07: Actor Wendell Pierce riding on the cast of HBO's 'Treme' float in the 2011 Krewe Of Orpheus Parade during Mardi Gras on March 7, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 8: Two people pass a house before a parade on Mardi Gras March 8, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the final day of Carnival, and the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It's been celebrated in Louisiana since the late 17th century when it was under French colonial rule. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 05: A parade goer poses prior to the start of the 2011 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on March 5, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 05: A parade goer dances during the 2011 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on March 5, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 05: A parade goer poses prior to the start of the 2011 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on March 5, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 05: A parade goer in fancy dress dances during the 2011 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on March 5, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 05: A parade goer dances during the 2011 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on March 5, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 05: A parade goer wearing a mask poses prior to the start of the 2011 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on March 5, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 05: A parade goer dances during the 2011 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on March 5, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
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