Revelers parade through the French Quarter on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans despite rain to celebrate the last night of gluttonous celebration before the ritual fasting begins on the Christian holiday Ash Wednesday.
Perhaps best known today for its drinking and “beads for breasts” activities, the Mardi Gras parade began earlier today around the French Quarter in New Orleans. French for “fat Tuesday,” Mardi Gras celebrates the last night of gluttonous celebration before the ritual fasting begins on the Christian holiday Ash Wednesday.
So far this year, Super Bowl Champions Ed Reed and Jacoby Jones were scene walking with the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. Also this past weekend, parades (perhaps more child-friendly?) were also held in New Orleans that included a bead-throwing Kelly Clarkson two days before winning the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week photojournalists Lloyd Fox, Kenneth K. Lam, and Gene Sweeney Jr. photographed the Baltimore Ravens as they win Super Bowl XLVII by defeating the San Francisco 49ers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
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For the first time since Katrina, New Orleans will once again play host to the Super Bowl as the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers prepare to square off on Sunday. This is the tenth time the city, best known for letting the good times role, will have welcomed football’s biggest spectacle tying them with Miami for the most. Six of those Super Bowls have been played in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.
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Shepherds protest the new European Union electronic RFID chip legislation, Jamie ‘The Bear’ McDonald upsets three-time winner Jon Squibb by 5 wings at ‘Wing Bowl 21,’ the Harbaugh brothers hold a press conference before the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers battle it out in Super Bowl XLVII and more in today’s daily brief.
Hurricane Isaac, the slow-moving but powerful Category 1 hurricane, was felt along the Gulf Coast, threatening to flood towns in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana with storm surges of up to 12 feet and winds up to 80 miles per hour, according to reports by Reuters.
While not nearly as strong as Katrina – a Category 3 hurricane when it slammed into New Orleans on August 29, 2005 – Isaac was a threat that authorities said should not be underestimated.
August 28 Photo Brief: South Koreans rescue Chinese fishermen, blood stains Syrian streets, Hitler sells clothing in India
A typhoon capsizes two Chinese fishing vessels near Seoul leaving five people dead and ten missing, a clothing store in Ahmedabad causes an uproar over its name, Syrians witness another devastating day of violence and more in today’s daily brief.
US First Lady Michelle Obama and meets Queen Elizabeth II, rescuers pile sandbags in flood-swept Beijing, hot temperatures continue, while Germans flock to the swimming pool in today’s daily brief.