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Elks Mardi Gras Parade

Elks Mardi Gras Parade

The Mardi Gras organization was greeted along Route A by tens of thousands of revelers, excited for the "official" start of the Mardi Gras Season.

The beads - traditionally tossed between balconies and the street during the annual pre-Lent festivities - were collected from 15,000 clogged catch basins along just five blocks of the yearly parade route on downtown St. Charles Avenue.

Biloxi hosts two of the Coast's largest parades, the Gulf Coast Carnival Association Parade on Fat Tuesday and the Krewe of Neptune night parade.

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President's Address to the Nation on the eve of Republic Day
Yemen's presidency on Monday condemned recent developments in southern Aden province, describing them as "tantamount to a coup". State Department has expressed concern and called upon all parties to "refrain from escalation and further bloodshed".

Partygoers are known to wear and toss beads - known as "throws" in New Orleans - from the streets and balconies in the French Quarter, Bourbon Street and other areas where partiers jostle through crowds.

A representative from the city's public works department did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday.

Louisiana's state political scene is heading north for a few days, to celebrate Mardi Gras in the nation's capital city.

"They have a piece of equipment called a MadVac that sucks the beads and debris up and disposes of them", he said.


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