Parades

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, people walk past debris debris on Bourbon Street in the early morning of Ash Wednesday, the day after Mardi Gras, in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Mardi Gras produces fun-filled days of merriment, joy and the occasional hangover. It also produces a lot of garbage. But this year two New Orleans organizations aimed to change that with a pilot recycling project to collect cans, plastic bottles and that Mardi Gras accessory found hanging on fences, trees, and balconies: beads. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 14, 2018 - 5:04 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mardi Gras produces days of merriment, indulgence, a few hangovers — and a lot of garbage. Once the parades have passed and the beads have been thrown, the cleanup begins. This year two New Orleans organizations aimed to change things with a pilot recycling project to collect...
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A performer from the Salgueiro samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
February 13, 2018 - 4:51 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A top samba school's use of blackface in a Carnival parade sparked debate Tuesday about depictions of race in Brazil, which is still grappling with a fraught racial legacy. The storied Salgueiro school's performance in the early hours of Tuesday featured two groups in blackface in...
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A member of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school performs on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
February 12, 2018 - 10:03 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's top samba schools danced and sang hard Monday as millions of other Brazilians did the same during nationwide Carnival celebrations that ridiculed local and world leaders, called for tolerance and pushed the boundaries of just about everything. Instead of the...
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A performer from the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
February 12, 2018 - 12:02 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There are some Brazilians who probably aren't finding much to enjoy in Rio de Janeiro's colorful Carnival parades — the mayor, the governor and the president. An anti-establishment tone is echoing through this year's celebrations in Brazil. And Sunday night's parade at Rio's...
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February 09, 2018 - 11:06 am
OLYMPICS Winter Olympics open with parade, fireworks PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Winter Games are officially underway in Pyeongchang (PYUHNG'-chahng), South Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-In has declared the games open, and South Korean figure skating gold medalist Yuna Kim has...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2017 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Sidney Jones speaks with members of the media during NFL football rookie minicamp at the team's training facility in Philadelphia. A group of fans have helped return Jones' lost cellphone during the team's Super Bowl victory parade, but not before taking a selfie. Jones was with several of his teammates in Philadelphia on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, as they celebrated the Eagles' 41-33 victory over the favored New England Patriots when his phone reportedly fell out of his back pocket. A photo appeared on the player's verified Instagram page shortly afterward that showed several smiling fans with the caption, "Guess who dropped their phone at the parade!" The fans promised to return it.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 09, 2018 - 8:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A group of fans have helped return Philadelphia Eagles rookie cornerback Sidney Jones' lost cellphone during the team's Super Bowl victory parade — but not before taking a selfie. Jones was with several of his teammates in Philadelphia on Thursday as they celebrated the Eagles'...
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In this Feb. 3, 2018 photo, revelers pose for a photo during the "Simpatia e Quase Amor" street carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once a party of luxury and glamour, Brazil's most famous Carnival is increasingly being dominated by thrifty tourists more interested in free street parties than the world-famous and pricy samba school parades. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
February 09, 2018 - 7:25 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Once a party of luxury and glamour, Brazil's most famous Carnival is increasingly being dominated by thrifty tourists more interested in free street parties than the pricy samba school parades. Cariocas, as Rio de Janeiro residents are known, and tourists used to spend a lot...
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Philadelphia Flyers goalie Brian Elliott watches the puck after making a save against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
February 08, 2018 - 10:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux didn't like the way he was playing, so the Philadelphia captain called himself out. And he responded in a big way. Two days after saying he needed to "step up and bring more for the team," Giroux had a goal and two assists to help the Flyers to a 5-3 victory over...
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February 08, 2018 - 10:39 am
SUPER BOWL-EAGLES PARADE Eagles fans flock to Philadelphia to fete champs at parade PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tens of thousands of Eagles fans have poured into Philadelphia to take part in the city's first-ever Super Bowl parade, celebrating a championship they've dreamed about and agonized over for...
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