Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">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.  &#40;AP Photo&#47;Bill Haber&#41; (AP Photo&#47; Bill Haber)</span></div>
March 9, 2011 7:38:58 AM PST