New Orleans police officer Don Powers, right, gives a ride to the queen of the Krew of Cork, Annie Lewis, on his police scooter during the Krew of Cork parade through New Orleans' French Quarter on Friday, Feb 17, 2006. New Orleans determined it could stage a safe Mardi Gras and now that decision will be put to the test over the next few days, with New Orleans' Mardi Gras celebration in full swing.

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