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Mardi Gras! Galveston celebrates its 99th event. The Island came alive with 11 extravagant parades, more than 50 galas and festive events, bead throwing, exhibits, live entertainment in local clubs, and the best Gulf Coast cuisine in the world. Mardi Gras 2010. (Photo by Kim Christensen)