PHOTOS: Mardi Gras and Carnival celebrations around the world

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image ap"><span>AP</span></div><span class="caption-text">Rex, King of Carnival, Christian T. Brown, waves to the crowd during the Krewe of Rex parade on Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.</span></div>
With Lent about to begin, here's a look back at this year's Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations.
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