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Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A woman walks near the "Tree of Time", a sculpture by San Francisco-based artists Dana and Flash, at Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Nevada 04 September 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of fine artists, filmmakers and photographers, the annual event encourages a collaborative response from it's audience and a collaboration between artists. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO / Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
An Afrikaburn crew member tries to ignite a wooden sculpture on September 12, 2009 during the Afrika Burn art event in the semi desert area of the Karoo, South Africa. AfrikaBurn is an Burning Man regional event, held annually in the Tankwa Karoo in South Africa. As a regional Burning Man event, AfrikaBurn adheres to the ten principles of Burning Man, the annual event held in the Black Rock Desert, in Northern Nevada. Among these are the Leave No Trace philosophy, radical self-expression, radical self-reliance, and communal effort. AFP PHOTO/RODGER BOSCH (Photo credit should read RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
A participant in the Afrikaburn event rides past the "man" sculpture as the sun sets on September 12, 2009 during the Afrika Burn art event in the semi desert area of the Karoo, South Africa. AfrikaBurn is an Burning Man regional event, held annually in the Tankwa Karoo in South Africa. As a regional Burning Man event, AfrikaBurn adheres to the ten principles of Burning Man, the annual event held in the Black Rock Desert, in Northern Nevada. Among these are the Leave No Trace philosophy, radical self-expression, radical self-reliance, and communal effort. AFP PHOTO/RODGER BOSCH (Photo credit should read RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
INDIO, CA - APRIL 27: (EDITOR'S NOTE: IMAGE TAKEN WITH A HOLGA CAMERA) Fans take in art brought in from the Burning Man Festival at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Fields on April 27, 2008 in Indio, California. The Coachella Music and Arts Festival has attracted thousands of attendees to the Coachella Valley since 1999. (Photo by Rick Gershon/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
INDIO, CA - APRIL 27: (EDITOR'S NOTE: IMAGE TAKEN WITH A HOLGA CAMERA) Fans take in art brought in from the Burning Man Festival at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Fields on April 27, 2008 in Indio, California. The Coachella Music and Arts Festival has attracted thousands of attendees to the Coachella Valley since 1999. (Photo by Rick Gershon/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
377801 08: A man wearing an animal mask glances at the camera during the15th annual Burning Man festival September 2, 2000 in the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, Nevada. Despite high winds, dust storms, and a bit of rain, some 27,000 people camped out on a remote desert playa, or dry lake, for the week-long counter-cultural celebration of art and "radical self-expression." This year's theme was the body. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
377801 06: Flames shoot from an "art car" as it drives across the desert during the15th annual Burning Man festival September 2, 2000 in the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, Nevada. Despite high winds, dust storms, and a bit of rain, some 27,000 people camped out on a remote desert playa, or dry lake, for the week-long counter-cultural celebration of art and "radical self-expression." This year's theme was the body. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
377801 09: People wearing illuminated costumes walk past the burning remains of a 52-foot tall wooden man September 2, 2000 during the15th annual Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, Nevada. Despite high winds, dust storms, and a bit of rain, some 27,000 people camped out on a remote desert playa, or dry lake, for the week-long counter-cultural celebration of art and "radical self-expression." This year's theme was the body. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
377801 07: Bolts of electricity strike "Dr. MegaVolt" as he rides across the desert September 1, 2000 atop a truck equipped with huge electrodes to thrill crowds who chant his name during the 15th annual Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, Nevada. Despite high winds, dust storms, and a bit of rain, some 27,000 people camped out on a remote desert playa, or dry lake, for the week-long counter-cultural celebration of art and "radical self-expression." This year's theme was the body. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmaker
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
377801 04: Revelers dance around the burning remains of a 52-foot tall wooden man during the 15th annual Burning Man festival September 2, 2000 in the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, Nevada. Despite high winds, dust storms, and a bit of rain, some 27,000 people camped out on a remote desert playa, or dry lake, for the week-long counter-cultural celebration of art and "radical self-expression." The theme was the body. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
377801 10: A dominating woman gets a chariot ride across the playa during the15th annual Burning Man festival September 2, 2000 in the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, Nevada. Despite high winds, dust storms, and a bit of rain, some 27,000 people camped out on a remote desert playa, or dry lake, for the week-long counter-cultural celebration of art and "radical self-expression." This year's theme was the body. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
377801 02: A dancer juggles fire as a 52-foot tall wooden man as it goes up in flames September 2, 2000 during the15th annual Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, Nevada. Despite high winds, dust storms, and a bit of rain, some 27,000 people camped out on a remote desert playa, or dry lake, for the week-long counter-cultural celebration of art and "radical self-expression". This year's theme was the body. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
377801 17: Teri Francis of Phoenix, AZ, in gasmask, keeps drumming on a percussion junk pile despite a blinding dust storm caused by strong winds September 2, 2000 at the 15th annual Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, Nevada. Despite the high winds, dust storms, and a bit of rain, some 27,000 people camped out on a remote desert playa, or dry lake, for the week-long counter-cultural celebration of art and "radical self-expression." This year's theme was the body. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK DESERT, UNITED STATES: A woman lies next to paper mache aliens as they watch a television sculpted into a man 06 September at the "Burning Man" festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Some 15,000 people attended the 1998 "Burning Man" festival, which reportedly began 13 years ago in San Francisco, and which always culminates in the burning of a giant effigy of a man. The festival has grown into one of the nation's annual premiere countercultural events, with the size doubling virtually every year and drawing people from as far away as Japan, Europe and Australia. AFP PHOTO Mike NELSON/mn (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK DESERT, UNITED STATES: A participant at the "Burning Man" festival and his dog shower off mud with others 05 September in the Black Rock Desert in northwestern Nevada. Some 15,000 people attended the 1998 "Burning Man" festival, which reportedly began 13 years ago in San Francisco, and which always culminates in the burning of a giant effigy of a man. The festival has grown into one of the nation's annual premiere countercultural events, with the size doubling virtually every year and drawing people from as far away as Japan, Europe and Australia. (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Participants at the "Burning Man" festival play in the mud baths in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada (MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK DESERT, UNITED STATES: Participants at the "Burning Man" festival play in the mud baths in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada 06 September. Some 15,000 people attended the 1998 "Burning Man" festival, which reportedly began 13 years ago in San Francisco, and which always culminates in the burning of a giant effigy of a man. The festival has grown into one of the nation's annual premiere countercultural events, with the size doubling virtually every year and drawing people from as far away as Japan, Europe and Australia. AFP PHOTO Mike NELSON (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Participants at the "Burning Man" festival play in the mud baths in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada (MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK DESERT, UNITED STATES: A bagpipe player(R) and a belly dancer on stilts(L), participants in the "Burning Man" festival, cross a section of the Black Rock Desert 06 September in Nevada. Some 15,000 people attended the 1998 "Burning Man" festival, which reportedly began 13 years ago in San Francisco, and which always culminates in the burning of a giant effigy of a man. The festival has grown into one of the nation's annual premiere countercultural events, with the size doubling virtually every year and drawing people from as far away as Japan, Europe and Australia. AFP PHOTO Mike NELSON/mn (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK DESERT, UNITED STATES: Dancers at the "Burning Man" festival create patterns with fireworks in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada just prior to burning a five-story, neon-lit effigy of a man on the last night of the week-long festival 06 September. Some 15,000 people attended the 1998 "Burning Man" festival, which reportedly began 13 years ago in San Francisco, and which always culminates in the burning of a giant effigy of a man. The festival has grown into one of the nation's annual premiere countercultural events, with the size doubling virtually every year and drawing people from as far away as Japan, Europe and Australia. AFP PHOTO Mike NELSON/ (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK DESERT, UNITED STATES: Stuntman Ted Batchblor(lower R) sets himself on fire as he ignites the neon-lit Burning Man statue on the last night of the week-long "Burning Man Festival" 06 September in the Black Rock Desert in northwestern Nevada. More than15,000 people congregated at this man-made town in the desert to celebrate radical, creative self-expression. AFP PHOTO Mike NELSON/mn (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A "Burning Man" participant holds up his arms as the wooden man effigy is burned at the conclusion of the week-long "Burning Man Festival" 06 September in the Black Rock Desert in the northwestern part of the state of Nevada. More than 15,000 people congregated at this man-made town in the desert to celebrate radical, creative self-expression.  AFP PHOTO   Mike NELSON/mn (MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK DESERT, UNITED STATES: A "Burning Man" participant holds up his arms as the wooden man effigy is burned at the conclusion of the week-long "Burning Man Festival" 06 September in the Black Rock Desert in the northwestern part of the state of Nevada. More than 15,000 people congregated at this man-made town in the desert to celebrate radical, creative self-expression. AFP PHOTO Mike NELSON/mn (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A "Burning Man" participant holds up his arms as the wooden man effigy is burned at the conclusion of the week-long "Burning Man Festival" 06 September in the Black Rock Desert in the northwestern part of the state of Nevada. More than 15,000 people congregated at this man-made town in the desert to celebrate radical, creative self-expression. AFP PHOTO Mike NELSON/mn (MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK DESERT, UNITED STATES: Mark, from Las Vegas, dressed as a blue faced Elvis Presley sneers near the Burning Man Post Office 05 September at the Burning Man Festival in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada. Thousands of people gather at this spot each year and create a man-made city in the desert to celebrate freedom of expression and then they burn "The Man" and other structures. AFP PHOTO Mike NELSON (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK DESERT, UNITED STATES: A camel caravan makes its way to the Burning Man statue (background) 05 September as celebrants prepare to burn "The Man" 06 September at the Burning Man Festival in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada. Thousands of people gather each year and create a man-made city in the desert to celebrate freedom of expression. AFP PHOTO Mike NELSON (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: General view of Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Nevada 05 September 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of artists, film makers and photographers, the annual event encourages a collaborative response from its audience and a collaboration between artists. Some twenty thousand people participate in this seven-days event. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Scott NELSON (Photo credit should read Scott Nelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A woman marches near a fire at Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Nevada 05 September 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of fine artists, film makers and photographers, the annual event encourages a collaborative response from its audience and a collaboration between artists. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A man dances near a fire at Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Nevada 05 September 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of fine artists, filmmakers and photographers, the annual event encourages a collaborative response from its audience and a collaboration between artists. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: Thomas Wood and his companion, artists based in California, perform in front a wood structure set in fire at Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Nevada 04 September 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of fine artists, film makers and photographers, the annual event encourages a collaborative response from its audience and a collaboration between artists. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A woman marches near a fire at Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Nevada 05 September 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of fine artists, film makers and photographers, the annual event encourages a collaborative response from its audience and a collaboration between artists. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO / Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: An artist performs a Mass celebrating the end of the millenium on the "Tree of Time", a sculpture by San Francisco-based artists Dana and Flash, at Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Nevada 04 September 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of fine artists, filmmakers and photographers, the annual event encourages a collaborative response from it's audience and a collaboration between artists. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO / Hector MATA/hmb (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: An artist performs a Mass celebrating the end of the millenium on the "Tree of Time", a sculpture by San Francisco-based artists Dana and Flash, at Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Nevada 04 September 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of fine artists, filmmakers and photographers, the annual event encourages a collaborative response from it's audience and a collaboration between artists. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO / Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A group of people prepare the fighters under the "Thunderdome" for a performance inspired in Mel Gibson's saga "Mad Max" at Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Nevada 04 September 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of fine artists, filmmakers and photographers, the annual event encourages a collaborative response from it's audience and a collaboration between artists. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO / Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Two men in costume walk on the desert at Black Rock City's  Burning Man festival in Nevada 04 September 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of fine artists, filmmakers and photographers, the annual event encourages a collaborative response from it's audience and a collaboration between artists. ( AFP PHOTO / Hector MATA)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: Two men in costume walk on the desert at Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Nevada 04 September 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of fine artists, filmmakers and photographers, the annual event encourages a collaborative response from it's audience and a collaboration between artists. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO / Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Two men in costume walk on the desert at Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Nevada 04 September 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of fine artists, filmmakers and photographers, the annual event encourages a collaborative response from it's audience and a collaboration between artists. ( AFP PHOTO / Hector MATA)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A man poses at Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Nevada 03 September 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of fine artists, filmmakers and photographers, the annual event encourages a collaborative response from its audience and a collaboration between artists. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A man poses at Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Black Rock City, Nevada 03 September, 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of fine artists, filmmakers and photographers, the anual event encourages a collaborative response from its audience and a collaboration between artists. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/ HECTOR MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A group of artists perform at Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Nevada 03 September 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of fine artists, filmmakers and photographers, the annual event encourages a collaborative response from the audience and a collaboration between artists. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO / Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: An artist dances with fire during a performance at Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Nevada 02 September 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of artists, filmmakers and photographers, the annual event encourages a collaborative response from its audience and a collaboration between artists. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO / Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: An artist dances with fire during a performance at Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Nevada 02 September 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of artists, filmmakers and photographers, the anual event encourages a collaborative response from its audience and a collaboration between artists. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: Erick Alschuler an artist from San Francisco finishes his work at Black Rock City during the Burning Man festival in Nevada 01 September 1999. Thousand of artists gather every year in what is defined as a self-expressionist and interactive event. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO /Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A group of artists perform at Black Rock City, NV during the Burning Man festival 01 September 1999. Thousands of artists gather every year in what is defined as a self-expressionist and interactive event. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A group of women pose at Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Nevada 03 September 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of fine artists, filmmakers and photographers, the annual event encourages a collaborative response from its audience and a collaboration between artists. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A group of masked men march near a fire at Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Nevada 05 September, 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of fine artists, film makers and photographers, the annual event encourages a collaborative response from its audience and a collaboration between artists. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A group of people cross the desert at Black Rock City's Burning Man festival in Nevada 02 September, 1999. Founded in 1986 by a group of artists, filmmakers and photographers, the annual event encourages a collaborative response from its audience and a collaboration between artists. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A fifty two feet statue of a man is set in fire during the final day of the Burning Man Festival in Nevada early, 03 September 2000. The statue was burned during performances such as fire dancing an a live opera. The festival is a spontaneous encounter of artists, performers and spectators, where the audience is expected to interact and collaborate during the week long event. AFP PHOTO (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A man is costume waits to enter the catwalk during the Black Rock City Fashion Show at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada 02 September 2000. The festival is a spontaneous encounter of artists, performers and spectators, where the audience is expected to interact and collaborate during the week long event. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A woman wearing a mask enters the stage for a live opera during the final day of the Burning Man Festival in Nevada early 03 September 2000. A fifty two feet statue is burned every year at the end of the festival, a spontaneous encounter of artists, performers and spectators, where the audience is expected to interact and collaborate during the week long event. AFP PHOTO (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A woman dances with fire during the final day of the Burning Man Festival in Nevada early 03 September 2000. The festival is a spontaneous encounter of artists, performers and spectators, where the audience is expected to interact and collaborate during the week long event. AFP PHOTO (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: Make-up artist "Nambla the Clown" from the San Francisco Bay Area poses at Black Rock City's center camp during the Burning Man Festival in Nevada 01 September 2000. An estimated thirty thousand people will attend the festival, a spontaneous encounter of artists, performers and spectators, where the audience is expected to interact and collaborate during a week long event. AFP PHOTO (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: Members of the "Fire Conclave" carry lamps to light the streets of Black Rock City during the Burning Man Festival in Nevada 01 September 2000. An estimated thirty thousand people will attend the festival, a spontaneous encounter of artists, performers and spectators, where the audience is expected to interact and collaborate during a week long event. AFP PHOTO (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: Signs are posted at the entrance of Black Rock City during the Burning Man Festival in Nevada 01 September 2000. An estimated thirty thousand people will attend the festival, a spontaneous encounter of artists, performers and spectators, where the audience is expected to interact and collaborate during a week long event. AFP PHOTO (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: Dancers Priscilla Park (front) and Todd Jones (L) perform as musician Simram Gleason (R) plays a metal drum in Black Rock City during the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, 31 August 2000. An estimated 30,000 people will attend the festival - a spontaneous encounter of artists, performers and spectators - where the audience is expected to interact and collaborate during the week-long event. AFP PHOTO (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) Hector/MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A masked man walks near a fire in Black Rock City during the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, 30 August 2000. An estimated 30,000 people will attend the festival - a spontaneous encounter of artists, performers and spectators - where the audience is expected to interact and collaborate during the week-long event. AFP PHOTO (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) Hector/MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A man sits in a kiosk during the Burning Man Festival at the Black Rock City desert in Nevada 30 August 2000. An estimated thirty thousand people will attend the festival, a spontaneous encounter of artists, performers and spectators, where the audience is expected to interact and collaborate during the week-long event. AFP PHOTO (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A woman swings firesticks during the Burning Man Festival at Black Rock City desert in Nevada 29 August 2000. An estimated thirty thousand people will attend the festival, a spontaneous encounter of artists, performers and spectators, where the audience is expected to interact and collaborate during the week long event. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A girl wearing three dimensional glasses enters a tunnel of lights during the Burning Man Festival at Black Rock City desert in Nevada 29 August 2000. An estimated thirty thousand people will attend the festival, a spontaneous encounter of artists, performers and spectators,where the audience is expected to interact and collaborate during a week long event. AFP PHOTO (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: This composite photo shows signs posted at the entrance of the Burning Man Festival at Black Rock City desert in Nevada 29 August 2000. An estimated thirty thousand people will attend the festival, a spontaneous encounter of artists, performers and spectators, where the audience is expected to interact and collaborate during the week long event. AFP PHOTO (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A girl drives a bike on the Black Rock City desert in Nevada 29 August, 2000 as she attends the Burning Man festival. An estimated thirty thousand people will attend the festival, a spontaneous encounter of artists, performers and spectators, where the audience is expected to interact and collaborate during a week long event. AFP PHOTO (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A man stands near a giant face by sculptor Dan Das Mann from San Francisco at the Burning Man Festival in Black Rock City, Nevada 29 August 2000. An estimated thirty thousand people will attend the festival, a spontaneous encounter of artists, performers and spectators, where the audience is expected to interact and collaborate during a week long event. AFP PHOTO (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A four-wheeled bike dressed as a fish drives by a sculpture at the Burning Man Festival at Black Rock City in Nevada 29 August 2000. An estimated thirty thousand people will attend the festival, a spontaneous encounter of artists, performers and spectators, where the audience is expected to interact and collaborate during a week long event. AFP PHOTO (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A man looks at the Burning Man effigy as it is prepared for the Burning Man Festival at Black Rock City in Nevada 29 August 2000. An estimated thirty thousand people will attend the festival, a spontaneous encounter of artists, performers and spectators, where the audience is expected to interact and collaborate during a week long event. The fifty two feet effigy will be burned at the end of the festival (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert
BLACK ROCK CITY, UNITED STATES: A sign is posted at the entrance checkpoint of Black Rock City for the Burning Man Festival at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada 29 August, 2000. An estimated 30 thousand people will attend the festival, a spontaneous encounter of artists, performers and spectators, where the audience is expected to interact and collaborate during a week long event. AFP PHOTO (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
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