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Burning Man Festival

The Man burns. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The Man burns. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The Man burns. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants fill the Playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants fill the Playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants fill the Playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Mutant vehicles on the Playa are seen. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Mutant vehicles on the Playa are seen. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Mutant vehicles on the Playa are seen. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants pick for scraps on the remains of the Man after it was burned. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants pick for scraps on the remains of the Man after it was burned. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants pick for scraps on the remains of the Man after it was burned. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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A participant holds a smore that was cooked on the remains of the Man. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A participant holds a smore that was cooked on the remains of the Man. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A participant holds a smore that was cooked on the remains of the Man. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Huybert Van De Stadt vacuums the Playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Huybert Van De Stadt vacuums the Playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Huybert Van De Stadt vacuums the Playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants watch the Temple Project burn. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants watch the Temple Project burn. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants watch the Temple Project burn. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants watch the Temple Project burn. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants watch the Temple Project burn. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants watch the Temple Project burn. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Noodle, his Playa name, is covered in dust. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Noodle, his Playa name, is covered in dust. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Noodle, his Playa name, is covered in dust. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants travel through the dust. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants travel through the dust. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants travel through the dust. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants on the Playa dance near a mutant vehicle as the Man burns. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants on the Playa dance near a mutant vehicle as the Man burns. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants on the Playa dance near a mutant vehicle as the Man burns. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Mutant vehicles are seen on the Playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Mutant vehicles are seen on the Playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Mutant vehicles are seen on the Playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants dance as the Man burns. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants dance as the Man burns. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants dance as the Man burns. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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A mutant vehicle on the Playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A mutant vehicle on the Playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A mutant vehicle on the Playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Harrod Blank's art car. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Harrod Blank's art car. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Harrod Blank's art car. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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A view of Black Rock City. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A view of Black Rock City. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A view of Black Rock City. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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The Catacomb of Veils is burned. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The Catacomb of Veils is burned. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The Catacomb of Veils is burned. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Lulu, her Playa name, falls into a foam pit. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Lulu, her Playa name, falls into a foam pit. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Lulu, her Playa name, falls into a foam pit. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Marianna Phillips sits near the Temple Project. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Marianna Phillips sits near the Temple Project. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Marianna Phillips sits near the Temple Project. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Memorials left at the Temple Project. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Memorials left at the Temple Project. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Memorials left at the Temple Project. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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People sit in a mutant vehicle. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

People sit in a mutant vehicle. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

People sit in a mutant vehicle. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants explore the Catacomb of Veils. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants explore the Catacomb of Veils. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants explore the Catacomb of Veils. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants dance and climb on an art installation. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants dance and climb on an art installation. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants dance and climb on an art installation. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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An aerial view of Burning Man. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

An aerial view of Burning Man. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

An aerial view of Burning Man. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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A man and woman fight in the Thunder Dome. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A man and woman fight in the Thunder Dome. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A man and woman fight in the Thunder Dome. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants watch the flames of the mutant vehicle. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants watch the flames of the mutant vehicle. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants watch the flames of the mutant vehicle. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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The Man is illuminated. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The Man is illuminated. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The Man is illuminated. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Jody Friedman and Jeff Montgomery in front of the Playa TV. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Jody Friedman and Jeff Montgomery in front of the Playa TV. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Jody Friedman and Jeff Montgomery in front of the Playa TV. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Danicorn Hlavinka cries at the Temple Project. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Danicorn Hlavinka cries at the Temple Project. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Danicorn Hlavinka cries at the Temple Project. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants hug at the Temple Project. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants hug at the Temple Project. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants hug at the Temple Project. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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A participant rides a teeter-totter. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A participant rides a teeter-totter. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A participant rides a teeter-totter. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants walk through an art installation. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants walk through an art installation. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants walk through an art installation. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Benny van der laarse dances. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Benny van der laarse dances. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Benny van der laarse dances. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants arrive by aircraft that landed on a dry lake bed. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants arrive by aircraft that landed on a dry lake bed. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants arrive by aircraft that landed on a dry lake bed. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants are engulfed by dust. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants are engulfed by dust. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants are engulfed by dust. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants watch the flames on the Spire of Fire. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants watch the flames on the Spire of Fire. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants watch the flames on the Spire of Fire. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Members of the Trash Kan Marchink Band perform. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Members of the Trash Kan Marchink Band perform. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Members of the Trash Kan Marchink Band perform. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Katapult Sandra (L) and Divine Mustache, their Playa names, dance on stilts. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Katapult Sandra (L) and Divine Mustache, their Playa names, dance on stilts. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Katapult Sandra (L) and Divine Mustache, their Playa names, dance on stilts. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Mark Dill and Brit Thacker practice acro-yoga. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Mark Dill and Brit Thacker practice acro-yoga. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Mark Dill and Brit Thacker practice acro-yoga. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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An anvil is launched into the air with explosives. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

An anvil is launched into the air with explosives. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

An anvil is launched into the air with explosives. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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