Mobile: the Original Mardi Gras Slideshow

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Downtown Mobile
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Downtown Mobile
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A view of downtown Mobile, Ala., and its French colonial charm.

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Flickr/Alexanderpf

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Mobile Skyline
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Mobile, Alabama, Skyline
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The modern face of Mobile, including the Battle House RSA Tower.

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Flickr/nola.agent

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Key Loan Co.
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Mobile's Colonial Legacy
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A closer look at Mobile's well-preserved French colonial architecture on Dauphin Street.

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Flickr/digitizedchaos

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Bellingrath Gardens
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Bellingrath Gardens
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An estate garden located on the Isle aux Oies River, with a conservatory and several themed gardens.

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Flickr/MadMarlin

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Mobile Marsh
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Mobile's Natural Beauty
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The marshes of Mobile's coast.

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Flickr/RPG Master

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Brick Pit
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Fueling up for Mardi Gras
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The Brick Pit is a destination spot for all things porky and smoky.

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Flickr/mrak75

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Joe Cain Day
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Joe Cain Day
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Anything goes on Joe Cain Day, aka The People's Parade, celebrated the Sunday before Mardi Gras.

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Flickr/alwright1

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Joe Cain float
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Puple, Gold, and Green
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Getting ready to throw the traditional beads off a float on Joe Cain Day.

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Flickr/alwright1

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Mardi Gras
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Mardi Gras by Night
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Masked members of the krewes distribute toys at Mobile's Mardi Gras.

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City of Mobile

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Mardi Gras
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Mardi Gras Descends Upon Mobile
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Revelers flood the streets of downtown Mobile.

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City of Mobile