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The Pharaohs is an interesting bunch. Its parades are not as big as the more-established men's groups, but they are always different - and very Egyptian.

The Pharaohs was formed in 1985 by two Mobilians, who had been members of several New Orleans krewes, as well as a Mobile mystic society.

The group started parading with rented floats, but after few years, purchased floats from a bankrupt krewe in Pass Christian, Mississippi.

To see the Mask's photos and videos of previous Pharaohs parades, click here.

This year, the Pharaohs rolled on February 11 at 6:30 p.m.

This year's theme was Warriors of Horus, and the parade included  eight floats by the group's float committee, with special artwork by Jessica Bonner.

To see Mobile Mask's HD video of the 2017 parade, click here.

Unfortunately, the Mask suffered an epic malfunction of our still camera during this parade. We tried shooting it with a cell phone, but as you can see, the results were not up to our usual standards. Here is a short slideshow that will at least give you an idea: