February 8, 2013 1:00 PM
Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano
Floats from the Krewe of Babylon are lined up along Magazine Street at dusk, shortly before the parade gets under way.
Thi Bateman focuses on decorating a stand along Magazine Street from which she and her sister will watch the parade.
Gunnar Gjorgensen, in town from San Francisco, checks out the view from a second-story perch.
Mount Carmel freshman Ansleigh Callaghan finds the right angle to put herself into a snapshot with her friends.
Flambeaux carrier Matthew White has carried the torch of Carnival for 35 years. "Back in the day," he says, "we did it every night."
The throng of paradegoers is deep at the corner of St. Charles and Napoleon avenues.
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