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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Happy Mardi Gras!

Every year, New Orleans, Louisiana celebrates Mardi Gras. Locals (and visitors) join social organizations called "krewes" which parade throughout New Orleans. According to city ordinance, all riders must be masked. This is a member of the Krewe of Ponchartrain throwing beads to the crowd.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2017
Photo Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Christina Sautter