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Updated: Feb 09, 2013 13:02 IST

After hosting the Super Bowl, the biggest sporting event of the year in the US over the weekend, New Orleans is getting primed for throwing another massive party on Fat Tuesday – a combination so epic the twinned event is being called ‘Super Gras.’ Both organizers and Mardi Gras revelers alike will be profiting from the $1.3 billion facelift to the city’s infrastructure for the games this year. The hope is that this year’s parade will entice Super Bowl visitors to stay longer for a parade or two to make it the city's biggest and bring it back to pre-Katrina levels. Photo: AFP / Rod Lamkey JR
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After hosting the Super Bowl, the biggest sporting event of the year in the US over the weekend, New Orleans is getting primed for throwing another massive party on Fat Tuesday – a combination so epic the twinned event is being called ‘Super Gras.’ Both organizers and Mardi Gras revelers alike will be profiting from the $1.3 billion facelift to the city’s infrastructure for the games this year. The hope is that this year’s parade will entice Super Bowl visitors to stay longer for a parade or two to make it the city's biggest and bring it back to pre-Katrina levels. Photo: AFP / Rod Lamkey JR

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