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Burning Man Conquers 30 Years in Dusty Nevada Desert
The weeklong counterculture celebration draws tens of thousands of people to the scorching hot, dry lake bed in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.
The city is engulfed by dust Tuesday as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gather for the 30th annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert.
Held in Nevada since 1990 and known for art displays, dust storms and communal living, this year's sold-out, 9-day festival in August and September is expected to draw tens of thousands of people to the lake bed about 100 miles north of Reno. Burning Man — named for the large effigy burned during the festival — estimates more than $30 million in revenues from the 2015 event.
The first Burning Man took place on a San Francisco beach in 1986.