Photos: Mardi Gras celebrations around the world
Published: February 12, 2013 02:55PM
Updated: February 12, 2013 03:02PM
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Drum queen Sabrina Sato from the Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Rio de Janeiro's samba schools vied for the title of the year's best in an over-the-top, all-night-long Carnival parade at the city's iconic Sambadrome. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

People around the world celebrate the Carnival season leading up to Lent on Mardi Gras on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.