Mardi Gras 2010

Revelers watch over Bourbon Street in the French Quarter from a balcony during <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES0000047" title="Mardi Gras" href="/topic/arts-culture/holidays/mardi-gras-EVFES0000047.topic">Mardi Gras</a> day on February 16, 2010 in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100101011265" title="New Orleans" href="/topic/us/louisiana/orleans-parish/new-orleans-PLGEO100100101011265.topic">New Orleans</a>, Louisiana. The annual Mardi Gras celebration ends at midnight, when the Catholic <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES0000049" title="Lent" href="/topic/religion-belief/christianity/lent-EVFES0000049.topic">Lenten</a> season begins on <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES0000048" title="Ash Wednesday" href="/topic/religion-belief/ash-wednesday-EVFES0000048.topic">Ash Wednesday</a> and ends on <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="12014002" title="Easter" href="/topic/religion-belief/easter-12014002.topic">Easter Sunday</a>.

( PAT SEMANSKY, GETTY IMAGES / February 16, 2010 )

Revelers watch over Bourbon Street in the French Quarter from a balcony during Mardi Gras day on February 16, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The annual Mardi Gras celebration ends at midnight, when the Catholic Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday.

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