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Mardi Gras party in full swing

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NEW ORLEANS -

Music filled the French Quarter as people danced in the streets to celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Wild costumes are a must on Fat Tuesday, and for Howard and Gena Rosenberg it's been a growing tradition for the past 25 years.

You can be whoever you want on Mardi Gras, from XXX to Elvis.

Even the Easter Bunny is here. Tom Covington has worn the floppy ears on Mardi Gras for the last 31 years.

People lined up for hours to watch the long line of parades roll through the city. Here in downtown, most main streets have been shut down.

The Krewe of Zulu rolled down Canal Street, throwing beads and their signature coconuts. 7 year old Kaitlyn Sims caught 4 of them.

Cassandra Butler had to get off her float after one of the tires was damaged.

After a quick fix, Cassandra re-boarded her float and she says the flat won't ruin her celebration because here in New Orleans it's still Mardi Gras, while everywhere else, it's just another Tuesday.

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