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PICTURES: 20th Annual Mardi Gras Pet Parade

Thousands of costumed pets and their owners gathered in Soulard for the 20th Annual Barkus Pet Parade. After the parade, several Dachshunds competed in the 18th Annual PetSmart Wiener Dog Race followed by a concert from parade Grand Marshals, Kevin and Michale Bacon with The Bacon Brothers Band.