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AP PHOTOS: Fat Tuesday celebrated around the world

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The Associated Press | February 12, 2013 05:27 PM EST | AP


From sequin-drenched samba parades in Rio de Janeiro to cascades of Mardi Gras beads on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, revelers gathered to dance until dawn at Fat Tuesday celebrations. The Roman Catholic period of Lent begins on Wednesday and Fat Tuesday marks the end of the carnival festivities that lead to the solemn season.

Here is a look at some of the celebrations around the world.