Mardi Gras Parades Begin in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Mardi Gras parades in Mobile are in full swing.

Three parades were scheduled for Saturday: the Bayport Parading Society at 2:30 p.m., the Pharaohs at 6:30 p.m. and the Cond Explorers at 7 p.m.

Mardi Gras 2011 arrived in Mobile on Friday night with the Cond Cavaliers parade.

Moonpies, beads and teddy bears rained down upon the 67,000 people gathered for the event.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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