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Mardi Gras 2012 -- it's a wrap

Mardi Gras 2012 -- Buh-bye, 'til next year (Glen Abbott photos)

It's a wrap -- Mardi Gras 2012 is officially over.

The parades have rolled, the throws have been tossed, unimaginable quantities of alcohol have been consumed, and let's face it, we're ready for a good rest.

Too pooped to party

Until the next one, of course.

In the meantime, here's a look at some of the Fat Tuesday festivities, with a special focus on Zulu and Rex:

Glen Abbott is a New Orleans-based freelance travel writer/photographer. Visit his blog at www.TravelinGringo.com.