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New Orleans Bounces Back

Members of Krewe Du Poux celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward late Monday night. Poux is one of dozens of neighborhood groups formed to celebrate Mardi Gras away from the bigger, more tourist-oriented activities downtown. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
Members of the Krewe du Poux play instruments as Mardi Gras revelers celebrate on the streets of the Ninth Ward in New Orleans. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
Revelers clamor for gifts and trinkets from members of the Krewe of Zulu during a Mardi Gras parade in downtown New Orleans Tuesday. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
Mardi Gras revelers from various neighborhood krewes take part in a raucous game of “bumper carts” during a Lundi Gras street party in the Ninth Ward. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
Some of the revelers on Bourbon Street in New Orleans celebrate Mardi Gras. (AP)
Costumed revelers in the St. Ann’s marching parade celebrate Mardi Gras on Royal Street in New Orleans. (EPA)
Six months after hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, tens of thousands of locals and tourists took to the streets for the rowdy finale to Mardi Gras. (EPA)
A Mardi Gras celebrant dances in the streets of New Orleans six months after hurricane Katrina ravaged the historic city. (EPA)