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Burning Man Festival

The Man is engulfed in flames as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The Man is engulfed in flames as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The Man is engulfed in flames as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Burning Man participants who go by the Playa names Jill Trashley and Recycle Michael of Burning Man's "Recycle Camp" are illuminated by the flames as they watch the effigy of "The Man" burn at the culmination of the annual festival. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Burning Man participants who go by the Playa names Jill Trashley and Recycle Michael of Burning Man's "Recycle Camp" are illuminated by the flames as they watch the effigy of "The Man" burn at the culmination of the annual festival. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Burning Man participants who go by the Playa names Jill Trashley and Recycle Michael of Burning Man's "Recycle Camp" are illuminated by the flames as they watch the effigy of "The Man" burn at the culmination of the annual festival. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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The Man is engulfed in flames. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The Man is engulfed in flames. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The Man is engulfed in flames. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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The "Step Forward" art project created by artist Miguel Angle Martin Bordera of Alicante, Spain, looms over the Burning Man participants watching the effigy of "The Man" burned. "Step Forward" consists of a giant puppet of a teenage girl named "Euterpe" suspended from a crane that walks across the desert talking to, interacting with and learning from people it talks to. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

The "Step Forward" art project created by artist Miguel Angle Martin Bordera of Alicante, Spain, looms over the Burning Man participants watching the effigy of "The Man" burned. "Step Forward" consists of a giant puppet of a teenage girl named...more

The "Step Forward" art project created by artist Miguel Angle Martin Bordera of Alicante, Spain, looms over the Burning Man participants watching the effigy of "The Man" burned. "Step Forward" consists of a giant puppet of a teenage girl named "Euterpe" suspended from a crane that walks across the desert talking to, interacting with and learning from people it talks to. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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The sun sets on over the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The sun sets on over the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The sun sets on over the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants push the art piece The Jack along the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants push the art piece The Jack along the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants push the art piece The Jack along the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants fight in Death Guild's Thunderdome. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants fight in Death Guild's Thunderdome. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants fight in Death Guild's Thunderdome. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants compete in blindfolded oiled wrestling. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants compete in blindfolded oiled wrestling. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants compete in blindfolded oiled wrestling. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Black Rock City, a gathering of approximately 70,000 people that is created annually for the Burning Man arts and music festival. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Black Rock City, a gathering of approximately 70,000 people that is created annually for the Burning Man arts and music festival. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Black Rock City, a gathering of approximately 70,000 people that is created annually for the Burning Man arts and music festival. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Participant Ryan Salazar fills out emotional baggage tickets at Big Imagination's 747. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participant Ryan Salazar fills out emotional baggage tickets at Big Imagination's 747. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participant Ryan Salazar fills out emotional baggage tickets at Big Imagination's 747. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants fill out emotional baggage tickets at Big Imagination's 747. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants fill out emotional baggage tickets at Big Imagination's 747. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants fill out emotional baggage tickets at Big Imagination's 747. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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The mutant vehicle Abraxas travels across the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The mutant vehicle Abraxas travels across the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The mutant vehicle Abraxas travels across the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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A sign at a participants camp. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A sign at a participants camp. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A sign at a participants camp. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants watch the sun set behind the Man. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants watch the sun set behind the Man. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants watch the sun set behind the Man. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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A mutant vehicle travels across the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A mutant vehicle travels across the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A mutant vehicle travels across the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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A mutant vehicle drives through the city. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A mutant vehicle drives through the city. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A mutant vehicle drives through the city. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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The "Rabid Transit" Burning Man art car erupts with flames from it's onboard propane poofers. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

The "Rabid Transit" Burning Man art car erupts with flames from it's onboard propane poofers. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

The "Rabid Transit" Burning Man art car erupts with flames from it's onboard propane poofers. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Members of the Bunny March try to race past members of the Carrot Team to reach the Man. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Members of the Bunny March try to race past members of the Carrot Team to reach the Man. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Members of the Bunny March try to race past members of the Carrot Team to reach the Man. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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A mutant vehicle travels across the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A mutant vehicle travels across the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A mutant vehicle travels across the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Neighborhoods of Black Rock City. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Neighborhoods of Black Rock City. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Neighborhoods of Black Rock City. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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The mutant vehicle Abraxas travels the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The mutant vehicle Abraxas travels the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The mutant vehicle Abraxas travels the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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A participant exits an art installation. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A participant exits an art installation. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A participant exits an art installation. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Esterline climbs on the Temple of Gravity. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Esterline climbs on the Temple of Gravity. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Esterline climbs on the Temple of Gravity. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Members of the Scintillating Fire Circus perform. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Members of the Scintillating Fire Circus perform. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Members of the Scintillating Fire Circus perform. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants travel across the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants travel across the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants travel across the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Flames shoot from the Flower Tower. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Flames shoot from the Flower Tower. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Flames shoot from the Flower Tower. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants ride an art car across the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants ride an art car across the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants ride an art car across the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Derek Schoonmaker walks on the playa with his helmet made of android phones. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Derek Schoonmaker walks on the playa with his helmet made of android phones. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Derek Schoonmaker walks on the playa with his helmet made of android phones. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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The effigy of "The Man" that will be burned at the culmination of the 2017 Burning Man festival. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

The effigy of "The Man" that will be burned at the culmination of the 2017 Burning Man festival. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

The effigy of "The Man" that will be burned at the culmination of the 2017 Burning Man festival. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Burning Man participant Dustin Smith kisses his wife Rebecca Wyatt as they are married in the middle of the desert. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Burning Man participant Dustin Smith kisses his wife Rebecca Wyatt as they are married in the middle of the desert. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Burning Man participant Dustin Smith kisses his wife Rebecca Wyatt as they are married in the middle of the desert. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Participants make their way past an art installation as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants make their way past an art installation as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants make their way past an art installation as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants Solene, left and Daniel kiss. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants Solene, left and Daniel kiss. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants Solene, left and Daniel kiss. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants pose on an art installation. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants pose on an art installation. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants pose on an art installation. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants ride a mutant vehicle. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants ride a mutant vehicle. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants ride a mutant vehicle. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants make their way through the dust. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants make their way through the dust. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants make their way through the dust. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants get misted by compressed air and water. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants get misted by compressed air and water. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants get misted by compressed air and water. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants interact with a fire installation. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants interact with a fire installation. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants interact with a fire installation. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Hundreds of participants watch a performance. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Hundreds of participants watch a performance. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Hundreds of participants watch a performance. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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A participant drives an art car. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A participant drives an art car. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A participant drives an art car. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants ride a mutant vehicle. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants ride a mutant vehicle. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants ride a mutant vehicle. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Burning Man participants perform a shibari rope scene during a driving desert dust storm inside the heart of the "Identity Awareness - Family" art project created by artist Shane Pitzer. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Burning Man participants perform a shibari rope scene during a driving desert dust storm inside the heart of the "Identity Awareness - Family" art project created by artist Shane Pitzer. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Burning Man participants perform a shibari rope scene during a driving desert dust storm inside the heart of the "Identity Awareness - Family" art project created by artist Shane Pitzer. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Burning Man participants bicycle past the "Thunderbirds" art project by James Tyler in the midst of a desert dust storm. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Burning Man participants bicycle past the "Thunderbirds" art project by James Tyler in the midst of a desert dust storm. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Burning Man participants bicycle past the "Thunderbirds" art project by James Tyler in the midst of a desert dust storm. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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A couple is married under the Tree of T�n�r� art installation. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A couple is married under the Tree of T�n�r� art installation. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A couple is married under the Tree of T�n�r� art installation. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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A participant wears a mask as he dances. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A participant wears a mask as he dances. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A participant wears a mask as he dances. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Burning Man participant Lauren Rock (R) throws her bouquet after she married Bob Peterson (L) in front of the "Mucaro" owl art project that they worked on creating with artist Nino Alicea. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Burning Man participant Lauren Rock (R) throws her bouquet after she married Bob Peterson (L) in front of the "Mucaro" owl art project that they worked on creating with artist Nino Alicea. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Burning Man participant Lauren Rock (R) throws her bouquet after she married Bob Peterson (L) in front of the "Mucaro" owl art project that they worked on creating with artist Nino Alicea. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Participants lay in The Temple. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants lay in The Temple. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants lay in The Temple. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participant David Huffman is covered by dust. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participant David Huffman is covered by dust. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participant David Huffman is covered by dust. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Burning Man participants dance on and around "The Penetrator" art car near the effigy of "The Man". REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Burning Man participants dance on and around "The Penetrator" art car near the effigy of "The Man". REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Burning Man participants dance on and around "The Penetrator" art car near the effigy of "The Man". REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Participants perform on aerial silks. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants perform on aerial silks. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants perform on aerial silks. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Burning Man participants dance to the music of an art car in the midst of a driving desert dust storm. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Burning Man participants dance to the music of an art car in the midst of a driving desert dust storm. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Burning Man participants dance to the music of an art car in the midst of a driving desert dust storm. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Participants gather in the shade of the art installation Tree of T�n�r�. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants gather in the shade of the art installation Tree of T�n�r�. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants gather in the shade of the art installation Tree of T�n�r�. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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The sun sets on the playa as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The sun sets on the playa as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The sun sets on the playa as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Burning Man participant Marshall Mosher from Atlanta surfs through the desert dust on a motorized surfboard on wheels past Center Camp. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Burning Man participant Marshall Mosher from Atlanta surfs through the desert dust on a motorized surfboard on wheels past Center Camp. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Burning Man participant Marshall Mosher from Atlanta surfs through the desert dust on a motorized surfboard on wheels past Center Camp. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Diggy Shakes lights the art installation Efflorescence. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Diggy Shakes lights the art installation Efflorescence. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Diggy Shakes lights the art installation Efflorescence. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Two women escort a mutant vehicle on the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Two women escort a mutant vehicle on the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Two women escort a mutant vehicle on the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Burning Man participant Joshua "Kanizzle" Cunningham of Burning Man Information Radio gives a running commentary with a megaphone on people's costumes or lack thereof. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Burning Man participant Joshua "Kanizzle" Cunningham of Burning Man Information Radio gives a running commentary with a megaphone on people's costumes or lack thereof. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Burning Man participant Joshua "Kanizzle" Cunningham of Burning Man Information Radio gives a running commentary with a megaphone on people's costumes or lack thereof. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Participants explore the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants explore the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants explore the playa. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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A participant rides a swing. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A participant rides a swing. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A participant rides a swing. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Participants look at the Man. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants look at the Man. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Participants look at the Man. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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A participant dances. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A participant dances. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A participant dances. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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