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As they travel the parade route, tuxedoed men and youths distribute strings of colorful beads, dried fava beans and genuine Italian kisses. Courtesy of The Italian American St. Joseph Society hide caption

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Courtesy of The Italian American St. Joseph Society

New Orleans police officer Patrick Schneider patrols Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter on Saturday. Jason Saul/WWNO hide caption

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French Quarter Sees Violent Crime Surge; Residents Demand Changes

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