Zulu brings the love to the Uptown parade route on Mardi Gras (photo gallery)

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Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club kicked off Mardi Gras Day with a theme of “Zulu’s Book of Love,” showering the Uptown parade route with affection, exuberance and hand-painted coconuts on Tuesday morning.

City Council President Helena Moreno leads the Zulu parade down St. Charles Avenue on horseback on Tuesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

City Councilman Jay H. Banks, a former Zulu king, marches with the krewe. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Zulu’s 2020 king, Brian Sims, rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A Zulu rider greets the crown. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Zulu’s queen, Dr. Chanda Macias, greets her subjects. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Mr. Big Shot, Christopher Wyre, holds a bottle of Big Shot soda. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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