Zulu brings the love to the Uptown parade route on Mardi Gras (photo gallery)

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Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday morning. (Robert Morris, www.beat-the-banker.com)

The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club kicked off Mardi Gras Day with a theme of “Zulu’s Book of Love,” showering the Uptown parade route with affection, exuberance and hand-painted coconuts on Tuesday morning.

City Council President Helena Moreno leads the Zulu parade down St. Charles Avenue on horseback on Tuesday morning. (Robert Morris, www.beat-the-banker.com)

Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday morning. (Robert Morris, www.beat-the-banker.com)

City Councilman Jay H. Banks, a former Zulu king, marches with the krewe. (Robert Morris, www.beat-the-banker.com)

Zulu’s 2020 king, Brian Sims, rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday morning. (Robert Morris, www.beat-the-banker.com)

Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday morning. (Robert Morris, www.beat-the-banker.com)

A Zulu rider greets the crown. (Robert Morris, www.beat-the-banker.com)

Zulu’s queen, Dr. Chanda Macias, greets her subjects. (Robert Morris, www.beat-the-banker.com)

Mr. Big Shot, Christopher Wyre, holds a bottle of Big Shot soda. (Robert Morris, www.beat-the-banker.com)

Zulu rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Tuesday morning. (Robert Morris, www.beat-the-banker.com)

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