Mardi Gras: Mobile, Ala.

Revelers with the Mystic Stripers toss trinkets to the crowds gathered on Royal Street in Mobile, Ala. The pre-<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES0000049" title="Lent" href="/topic/religion-belief/christianity/lent-EVFES0000049.topic">Lenten</a> blowout continues along the Gulf Coast, culminating in Fat Tuesday celebrations Feb. 21.  Tourism leaders estimate more than a million visitors pour into the Mobile area each <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES0000047" title="Mardi Gras" href="/topic/arts-culture/holidays/mardi-gras-EVFES0000047.topic">Mardi Gras</a> season to watch the festivities.

( G.M. Andrews / Associated Press )

Revelers with the Mystic Stripers toss trinkets to the crowds gathered on Royal Street in Mobile, Ala. The pre-Lenten blowout continues along the Gulf Coast, culminating in Fat Tuesday celebrations Feb. 21. Tourism leaders estimate more than a million visitors pour into the Mobile area each Mardi Gras season to watch the festivities.

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