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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo taken with a slow shutter speed, Muslim pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, halted travel to the holiest sites in Islam over fears of the global outbreak of the new coronavirus just months ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage, a move coming as the Mideast has over 220 confirmed cases of the illness. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
February 27, 2020 - 8:21 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Semiofficial news agencies in Iran are reporting that Friday prayers have been canceled in Tehran and elsewhere in the Islamic Republic over the outbreak of new coronavirus. The news came Thursday as Iran drastically increased the number of confirmed cases of the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo taken with a slow shutter speed, Muslim pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, halted travel to the holiest sites in Islam over fears of the global outbreak of the new coronavirus just months ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage, a move coming as the Mideast has over 220 confirmed cases of the illness. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
February 27, 2020 - 7:07 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Thursday banned foreign pilgrims from entering the kingdom to visit Islam's holiest sites over the new coronavirus, potentially disrupting the plans of millions of faithful ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and as the annual hajj...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo taken with a slow shutter speed, Muslim pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, halted travel to the holiest sites in Islam over fears of the global outbreak of the new coronavirus just months ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage, a move coming as the Mideast has over 220 confirmed cases of the illness. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
February 27, 2020 - 1:52 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Thursday halted travel to the holiest sites in Islam over fears about a viral epidemic just months ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage, a move that came as the Mideast has over 220 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. The extraordinary decision...
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Andy Overslaugh is dress as "day" as he marches along with the Society of St. Anne on Royal Street on Mardi Gras day in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)
February 25, 2020 - 3:11 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands of people thronged the streets of New Orleans on Fat Tuesday, reaching for beads, shimmying to the music of marching bands and celebrating the end of a Carnival season tinged by tragedy after two bystanders were killed by floats this year. Even before sunrise, the...
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Honorary Muse actress Jennifer Coolidge throws beads from The Shoe float along with over one thousand members of the Krewe of Muses as it celebrates its 20th year with 26 floats on the uptown route with the theme '2020 Visions-NostradaMuse Sees All' in New Orleans, La. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Featured floats are: The shoe, the Sirens, the Bathtub, Muses Ducks and the Goddessy float. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)
February 25, 2020 - 2:59 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands of people thronged the streets of New Orleans on Fat Tuesday, reaching for beads, shimmying to the music of marching bands and celebrating the end of a Carnival season tinged by tragedy after two bystanders were killed by floats this year. Even before sunrise, the...
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The North Side Skull & Bones Gang rises before dawn, costumed as skeletons, to wake people up on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. The gang marches though the Treme neighborhood waking people up with song, dance and a message to love each other and be thankful for another day of life./The Advocate via AP)
February 25, 2020 - 11:42 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Revelers dressed in costumes and reaching for beads thrown from floats took to the streets as Carnival season reached its peak, their celebration tinged with grief after two paradegoers in New Orleans were hit and killed by floats in the run-up to Fat Tuesday. In the Central City...
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The North Side Skull & Bones Gang rises before dawn, costumed as skeletons, to wake people up on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. The gang marches though the Treme neighborhood waking people up with song, dance and a message to love each other and be thankful for another day of life./The Advocate via AP)
February 25, 2020 - 10:17 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Revelers dressed in costumes and reaching for beads thrown from floats took to the streets as Carnival season reached its peak, their celebration tinged with grief after two paradegoers in New Orleans were hit and killed by floats in the run-up to Fat Tuesday. In the Central City...
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Singer-songwriter Robin Thicke reigns as Bacchus LII during a parade in the run-up to Fat Tuesday finale in Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. This year's theme was "Bacchus's Wild, Wild West" and it was led by 1,600 riders. Riding as special guests were the Little League World Series Champs from River Ridge. (Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate)
February 25, 2020 - 1:26 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Revelers dressed in costumes and reaching for beads thrown from floats will take to the streets when Carnival season reaches its peak, their celebration tinged with grief after two paradegoers were hit and killed by floats in the run-up to Fat Tuesday. Carnival season began Jan...
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A police officer works the scene where a man was reportedly hit and killed by a float of the Krewe of Endymion parade in the runup to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. A person was struck by a float and fatally injured Saturday evening during one of the iconic parades of the Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, authorities said. It was the second death in days to mar this year's Carnival festivities. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)
February 23, 2020 - 9:23 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous weekend street parade in New Orleans, becoming the second person in days killed along a parade route during this year's Carnival season, authorities said. The man was fatally injured Saturday evening as the...
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A police officer works the scene where a man was reportedly hit and killed by a float of the Krewe of Endymion parade in the runup to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. A person was struck by a float and fatally injured Saturday evening during one of the iconic parades of the Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, authorities said. It was the second death in days to mar this year's Carnival festivities. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)
February 23, 2020 - 6:47 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous weekend street parade in New Orleans, becoming the second person in days killed along a parade route during this year's Carnival season, authorities said. The man was fatally injured Saturday evening as the...
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