Photos: Pontchartrain and Choctaw roll in Uptown NOLA

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ --- Krewe of Choctaw Chief John Beninate II waves a royal scepter -- in the form of a bejeweled tomahawk -- over the crowds as Chocktaw's 17 floats roll through Uptown New Orleans Saturday. The parade theme was 'Avenue of the Americas.'

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ ---One of the Krewe of Choctaw's 17 Carnival parade floats is beseiged by parade-goers ignoring the hulking Darth Vader but shouting for beads and trinkets Saturday in Uptown New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ --- A rider dances atop his float as the Krewe of Choctaw rolls along the uptown route in New Orleans with 17 floats Saturday, January 26, 2013. This year's theme was "Avenue of the Americas." John Beninate II served as this year's Chief and Madison Paige Plumer as Princess.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ --- The Krewe of Choctaw rolls along the uptown route in New Orleans with 17 floats Saturday, January 26, 2013. This year's theme was "Avenue of the Americas." John Beninate II served as this year's Chief and Madison Paige Plumer as Princess.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ --- A crowd grabs for throws as the Krewe of Choctaw rolls along the uptown route in New Orleans with 17 floats Saturday, January 26, 2013. This year's theme was "Avenue of the Americas." John Beninate II served as this year's Chief and Madison Paige Plumer as Princess.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ --- Crowds grab for throws as the Krewe of Choctaw 's 17 floats roll along their Uptown New Orleans route Saturday. John Beninate II reigned as as Chief and Madison Paige Plumer as Princess. The krewe's parade theme was 'Avenue of the Americas.'

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ ---The Krewe of Pontchartrain rolls along the uptown route in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. This year's parade included 14 floats with the theme, "What Are You Afraid Of'" Tom D. "Silky" Sullivan served as this year's King and Tiffany Skyler Mohre as Queen.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ --- Victoria-Simon Albert, left, practices the art of sharing as she passes some beads she caught up to her friend Emily Wilson as the Krewe of Pontchartrain rolls along the uptown route in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. This year's parade included 14 floats with the theme, "What Are You Afraid Of'" Tom D. "Silky" Sullivan served as this year's King and Tiffany Skyler Mohre as Queen.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ ---The Krewe of Pontchartrain rolls along the uptown route in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. This year's parade included 14 floats with the theme, "What Are You Afraid Of'" Tom D. "Silky" Sullivan served as this year's King and Tiffany Skyler Mohre as Queen. The crowd begs for favors, beads and toys from the passing floasts.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ ---The Krewe of Pontchartrain rolls along the uptown route in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. This year's parade included 14 floats with the theme, "What Are You Afraid Of'" Tom D. "Silky" Sullivan served as this year's King and Tiffany Skyler Mohre as Queen.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ --- The Krewe of Pontchartrain rolls along the uptown route in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. This year's parade included 14 floats with the theme, "What Are You Afraid Of'" Tom D. "Silky" Sullivan served as this year's King and Tiffany Skyler Mohre as Queen.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ --- King Tom D. 'Silky' Sullivan and Queen Tiffany Skyler Mohre ruled over the Krewe of Pontchartrain's 14-float Carnival parade in Uptown New Orleans Saturday. The parade theme was 'What Are You Afraid Of''

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ --- Davis Grant, left, hauls in some beads from a passing float as the Krewe of Pontchartrain rolls along the uptown route in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. This year's parade included 14 floats with the theme, "What Are You Afraid Of'" Tom D. "Silky" Sullivan served as this year's King and Tiffany Skyler Mohre as Queen.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ ---The Krewe of Pontchartrain rolls along the uptown route in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. This year's parade included 14 floats with the theme, "What Are You Afraid Of'" Tom D. "Silky" Sullivan served as this year's King and Tiffany Skyler Mohre as Queen.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ --- The Krewe of Pontchartrain rolls along the uptown route in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. This year's parade included 14 floats with the theme, "What Are You Afraid Of'" Tom D. "Silky" Sullivan served as this year's King and Tiffany Skyler Mohre as Queen.

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