Mardi Gras Celebration Hits Full Swing With beads, baubles, parades and food, the party of all parties reaches its fever pitch in the final hours of Fat Tuesday. NPR joins the festivities in New Orleans, Detroit and Camp Liberty, Iraq.

Celebrating Fat Tuesday, Polish Style

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The Mardi Gras Parade, from a Child's Ladder

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Les Bon Temps Roulent at Camp Liberty

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'French Quarter Fiction'

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