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2011 Krewe of Proteus Parade

Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans are organized by Carnival clubs called "krewes." Riding the floats, krewe members toss "throws" to the crowds: strings of colorful plastic beads, doubloons and plastic cups with the krewe's insignia, and other trinkets.

2011 Krewe of Proteus Parade

Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

2011 Krewe of Proteus Parade. Highsmith, Carol M. (photographer)

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