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Zulu's Witch Doctor rides on his signature float down St. Charles Ave. on Mardi Gras. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex title float "Lore of the Ancient Americas" travels down St. Charles Ave. Mardi Gras Day. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

On a beautiful Fat Tuesday, enthusiastic crowds met the Krewes of Zulu and Rex along their Uptown routes to close out the Carnival season.

Zulu rolled early Tuesday morning with a theme of “From Zulu With Love” along Jackson Avenue and St. Charles. Celebrating the “Lore of the Ancient Americas,” Rex rolled along Napoleon and St. Charles, then followed Zulu downtown. Two truck parades, the Krewes of Elks Orleanians and Crescent City, followed behind Rex.

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The New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies do a dance performance during the Zulu parade on St. Charles Ave. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A spectator catches a treasured Zulu coconut painted with gold and sequins during the parade on Jackson Ave. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Members of Zulu parade down Jackson Ave. Mardi Gras day. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Enormous crowds line Jackson Ave. during the Zulu parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A member of Zulu untagles beads before throwing them out to attendees of the parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Zulu's Witch Doctor rides on his signature float down St. Charles Ave. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Crowds go wild for the Zulu parade on Jackson Ave. Mardi Gras Day.(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Members of Zulu parade down Jackson Ave. Mardi Gras day. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Sophie B. Wright Marching Band marches down Jackson Ave. during the Zulu parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Throws fly through the air from members of Zulu during the parade. (Sabree Hill,UptownMessenger.com)

Attendees on St. Charles Ave. smile as the Zulu parade passes. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Members of Zulu parade down St. Charles Ave. Mardi Gras day. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Crowds beg for Zulu coconuts on St. Charles Ave. on Mardi Gras. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Rex travels down St. Charles Ave. Mardi Gras day. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Rex King, Hardy B. Fowler, waves to crowds on St. Charles Ave. during the parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

"The Butterfly King," Rex's newest permenant float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Members of Rex throw out beads on St. Charles Ave. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A little girl smiles as she gets a bracelet from a member of Rex. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Jefferson City Buzzards travel down St. Charles Ave. handing out flowers to crowds. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Rex travels down St. Charles Ave. Mardi Gras day. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Crowds go wild during the Rex parade on Mardi Gras. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Members of Rex get throws ready on St. Charles Ave. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

  • wev

    If anyone is there, surely this can be edited to “a.m.” rather than “p.m.”