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Thousands Gather for Mardi Gras Celebrations Worldwide

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Revellers around the world are celebrating Mardi Gras — or Fat Tuesday — a day of rich foods, colorful parades, and raucous parties before Lent, a 40-day period of repentance leading to Easter. The holiday comes as a number of European countries facing overwhelming national debt are cutting budgets, benefits, and jobs. But in Portugal, […]

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