Photos: Mystique and Orion roll in Baton Rouge

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Osanna Vidrine of Eunice throws beads from the back of a pickup truck, followed by mounted Mardi Gras riders, many from the Eunice area, at the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's Mardi Gras parade Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Gonzales' Tanya Yates sports spiffy sunglasses in her Mardi Gras look, at the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's parade Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rouge's Micah Richard, 9, sports tigerish face paint at the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's Mardi Gras parade Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- At her first-ever Mardi Gras parade, Baton Rouge's Brooklyn Joseph, 1, tries to wrestle a strand of beads off her mom Takila Joseph's neck, as they and Denham Springs' Jeff Farman, left, wait for the next float Saturday at the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's Mardi Gras parade in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Riders on the Gamblers & Lucky Ladies float throw beads Saturday at the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's Mardi Gras parade in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Tyler Authemenx, dressed in his Mardi Gras attire, waits for The krewe of Orion to roll on Saturday night.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- The United States Marine Corps band plays as they march downtown on saturday in The krewe of Orion's Mardi Gras parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Riders on a float, titled The Mississippi Queen, tosses trinkets to the crowd on Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Noel Carter, age 4, blows his toy trumpet while perched on his parents ladder seat as he waits for the arrival of the Krewe of Orion parade to roll downtown on Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Riders on a float prepare to toss beads to the crowd on Saturday during The krewe of Orion's parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- The 2014 Maids of Orion Megan Causey and Mary Madalyn Miller wave to the crowd on Saturday in downtown during the Krewe of Orion's Mardi Gras parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- A vendor sells her parade souvenirs prior to the start of the Krewe of Orion's parade on Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- The State Capital highlights the background of a float titled Zephyr as it rolls downtown on Saturday in The Krewe of Orion's Mardi Gras parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Crowds of parade goers line the street near the State Capital on Saturday waiting for the arrival of the Krewe of Orion's parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Parade goers line the streets downtown on Saturday night as they wait on the arrival of The Krewe of Orion's parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Riders on the Blue Dog float toss beads to the parade goers on Saturday night.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- A float titled after legendary trumpet player Al Hirt rolls downtown during The Krewe of Orion's Mardi Gras parade on Saturday night.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- The State Capital highlights the background of a float as it rolls downtown on Saturday in The Krewe of Orion's Mardi Gras parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- A rider on a float, titled The Mississippi Queen, tosses trinkets to the crowd on Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Bob Cook, center, gets help from Coco Smith, right, with his costume, before the start of the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's Mardi Gras parade Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge. Coco's husband Layne Smith is at left, and their son Nathan Smith is behind Cook.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Queen Megan Kennedy, left, and King Troy Guidry get ready to roll, at the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's Mardi Gras parade Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Top, left to right, Henry Pere, readys throws as debutants Carley Pere, and Maggie Gardner, and bottom,left to right, Tara Brian, Mackenzie Harrison and Mary Ruth Corwin get their picture taken on one of two Debutantes floats, by mom Sharlotte Brian, foreground, before the start of the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's Mardi Gras parade Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Sally Crick, 19, of Baton Rouge readies her throws, preparing for her ride on one of two Debutantes floats in the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's Mardi Gras parade Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LaDarius Miller, 11, plays his baritone, as the Park Forest Middle School Band plays its first song to start its march in the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's Mardi Gras parade Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Dressed Tee Mamou Mardi Gras costumes, Brusly's Perry Labauve, left, and his wifeBarbara Labauve wave their hands at float riders passing near the USS KIDD Veterans Memorial at the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's parade Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING --Valeria Stewart, 10, left, reaches for flying beads, as behind herChris Nicholas, his son Ty Nicholas, 4, and Stewart's sister Andrea Stewart, 7, watch the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's Mardi Gras parade Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge. They're all from Houston.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- La. Dance Dolls perform in the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's Mardi Gras parade Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Marie Turner, left, and Evelyn Carter, both of Baton Rouge, catch beads at the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's Mardi Gras parade Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Ashley Vidrine, left, and Josh Bordelon, both of Ville Platte, ride in costume at the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's Mardi Gras parade Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Riders on the Cowboys & Cowgirls float throw, with the State Capitol in background, at the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's Mardi Gras parade Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge. Patrick Curtis is foreground, Troy McGehee is at top, and other riders include Darlene Champagne, in yellow hat at right.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Outlaws & Bad Girls float riders roll at the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's Mardi Gras parade Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge.

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