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Image: Burning Man participants from the "Revolutionary Motion" fire conclave spin fire in front of the effigy of "The Man" just before the effigy is burned at the culmination of the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock desert of N

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Burning Man: Fire and Dust Draw 70,000 People to Nevada Desert

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Image: Participants travel across 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

Participants travel across the playa during the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on Aug. 31, 2017.

The first Burning Man took place on a San Francisco beach in 1986. 

Held in Nevada since 1990 and known for art displays, dust storms and communal living, Burning Man is named for the large effigy burned during the festival.

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Image: Burning Man participants perform a shibari rope scene during desert dust storm at the Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada

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 on Aug. 29.

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Image: Black Rock City is seen in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada

Black Rock City is created annually for the weeklong counterculture celebration. 

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Image: A participant performs during the annual Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada

A performer stands on the mutant vehicle Robot Heart.

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Image: Burning Man participants from the "Revolutionary Motion" fire conclave spin fire in front of the effigy of "The Man" just before the effigy is burned at the culmination of the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock desert of N

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Members of the "Revolutionary Motion" fire conclave spin fire in front of the effigy of "The Man" just before the effigy is burned on Sept. 2.

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Image: Burning Man participants from the Northern Fire Dynamic fire conclave breath fire in front of the effigy of "The Man" just before it was burned at Burning Man in the Black Rock desert of Nevada

Participants who use the name Jill Trashley and Recycle Michael of Burning Man's "Recycle Camp" are illuminated by flames as they watch the effigy of "The Man" burn.

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Image: Burning Man participants ride an art car ride across the desert at night on the 3rd day of the 2017 Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada

People aboard "The Giant Cock" art car ride across the desert at night on Aug. 30.

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Image: 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

"The Man" is engulfed in flames on Sept. 2.

RELATED: Burning Man Attendee Dies After Running Into ‘Man Burn’

 

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Image: The effigy of "The Man" that will be burned at the culmination of the 2017 Burning Man festival is seen during the 4th day of the annual arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada

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The effigy of "The Man."

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Image: Burning Man participants give a dance performance as the "Playa Players Collective" orchestra play Stravinsky's "Rites of Spring" in front of a huge art project in the middle of the open desert during the 2017 Burning Man festival in the Black Rock

Dancers perform as the "Playa Players Collective" orchestra play Stravinsky's "Rites of Spring" in front of an art project called the "Tree of Tenere" created by a group of San Francisco artists on Aug. 30.

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Image: Pili Montilla wears a headdress 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

Pili Montilla wears a headdress during the festival on Aug. 29.

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Image: Members of the carrot team try to prevent members of the Bunny March from reaching the Man 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

Members of the carrot team try to prevent members of the Bunny March from reaching the Man on Aug. 31.

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Image: Participants ride pass an art installation during the annual Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada

Participants ride past an art installation on the playa on Aug. 31.

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Image: Participants explore 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

Participants explore the playa on Aug. 28.

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Image: 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

Participants make their way past an art installation on Aug. 30.

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