Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans

A Mardi Gras reveler throws beads from a balcony while  enjoying the Mardi Gras celebration in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Tuesday, March 8, 2011.  (AP Photo/Bill Haber) <span class=meta>(AP Photo/ Bill Haber)</span>
March 9, 2011 7:38:58 AM PST