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Everything is Burning, Man!

Massive wooden art installations and buildings at festival in the middle of the desert go up in flames as party heads into its last days.

One of the world’s most famous parties is going up in flames.
The thousands of people who camped out in the middle of the Nevada desert for the annual Burning Man festival have started to bring the wild week to a close by setting fire to the huge wooden sculptures and installations created for the event.
Amazing photographs show some of the incredible artwork, including the pyramids called the Catacomb of Veils, being engulfed in flames. Huge plumes of thick, black smoke rose into the sky once the fires were set on Friday afternoon.

More than 70,000 have made the voyage to Black Rock City in the middle of the Nevada desert for the mind-bending festival, which runs from August 28 to September 5 this year.
Incredible aerials shots taken earlier in the week showed the horde of people sprawling out across the desert, with RVs, cars, tents and other forms of shelter littering the landscape.

On Saturday, the centerpiece of the giant desert party – the enormous sculpture of a man – will be set alight as the revelers dance beneath it. The event, which this year has the theme ‘da Vinci’s workshop’, is described as an ‘annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance’.


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