Photoessay: Fat Tuesday Easy in DC

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Thursday, March 2, 2006

Arlington, Virginia

Proving that Mardi Gras isn't confined to New Orleans, thousands of people came to chilly Arlington, Virginia for the annual Mardi Gras Parade Tuesday night. This high energy, low key celebration of Fat Tuesday brought out families and friends to this suburb of Washington, D.C. Although there was a heavy police presence throughout the evening, revelers were after the beads and other throws from the low tech floats. According to Arlington Police there were very few problems throughout the entire evening.

King Rex of the Arlington, VA Mardi Gras
 
Queen of the Arlington, VA Mardi Gras
Revelers throw beads from a float during the Arlington, Va Mardi Gras Parade
 
3 year old Margaret of Arlington waits for her beads at the annual Arlington, VA Mardi Gras Parade
Canine marchers in the annual Arlington, Va Mardi Gras Parade
 
Revelers march in the annual Arlington, Va Mardi Gras Parade
Revelers march in the annual Arlington, Va Mardi Gras Parade
 
Revelers march in the annual Arlington, Va Mardi Gras Parade
Revelers march in the annual Arlington, Va Mardi Gras Parade
 
Revelers march in the annual Arlington, Va Mardi Gras Parade
Revelers march in the annual Arlington, Va Mardi Gras Parade
 
Revelers march in the annual Arlington, Va Mardi Gras Parade
First time beads for 8 month old Valerie and Mom Jennifer from Alexandria, VA at the Arlington, Va annual Mardi Gras Parade
 
A Mardi Gras marcher shares beads with the Arlington, Va. annual Mardi Gras parade.
Parade watchers beg for beads at the annual Arlington, VA Mardi Gras parade.
 
Parade watchers beg for beads at the annual Arlington, VA Mardi Gras parade.
Young boy and his father watch a man in a monkey mask at the annual Arlington, VA Mardi Gras parade.
 
Parade watchers beg for beads at the annual Arlington, VA Mardi Gras parade.
Parade watchers beg for beads at the annual Arlington, VA Mardi Gras parade.
 
Parade watchers beg for beads at the annual Arlington, VA Mardi Gras parade.
Parade watchers beg for beads at the annual Arlington, VA Mardi Gras parade.
 
Parade watchers beg for beads at the annual Arlington, VA Mardi Gras parade.
Parade watchers beg for beads at the annual Arlington, VA Mardi Gras parade.
 
A doggie view of the annual Arlington, Va Mardi Gras parade
Parade watchers beg for beads at the annual Arlington, VA Mardi Gras parade.
 
Parade watchers beg for beads at the annual Arlington, VA Mardi Gras parade.
Parade watchers beg for beads at the annual Arlington, VA Mardi Gras parade.
   


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