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Burning Man 2014

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Every year, participants in the Burning Man Festival descend on the playa of Nevada's Black Rock Desert to form a temporary city -- a self-reliant community populated by performers, artists, free spirits, and more. Last week, an estimated 65,000 people came to Burning Man 2014 from all over the world to dance, express themselves, and take in the spectacle. Reuters photographer Jim Urquhart spent the week in the desert, capturing some of the scenes from this year's festival, which lasted a week and comes to its conclusion today. [24 photos]

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Dillon Bracken attends the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on August 30, 2014. Over 65,000 people from all over the world gathered at the sold-out festival to spend a week in the remote desert cut off from much of the outside world to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)
Dillon Bracken attends the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on August 30, 2014. Over 65,000 people from all over the world gathered at the sold-out festival to spend a week in the remote desert cut off from much of the outside world to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)
An aerial view during the Burning Man 2014 arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on August 27, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
A view of the Playa and the Man during Burning Man 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
Participants interact with the Alien Siege Machine at Burning Man 2014 on August 28, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
People gather around the art installation "Embrace" at Burning Man on August 26, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
A pirate ship cruises the Playa during Burning Man 2014 in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on August 26, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
The art installation "Pulse & Bloom", part of the Burning Man arts and music festival, on August 29, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
Wade Harrell and his wife Heather Harrell, geared up for the dust during Burning Man 2014 on August 29, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
A crowd watches as two fighters battle in the Thunderdome during at Burning Man on August 27, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
Members of the Kenna Tribe fire conclave perform in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on August 30, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
Rosanne Ziering (left) and Alison Cooper relax on the Playa during Burning Man 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
A mutant vehicle drives through a dust storm during Burning Man 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
The Man stands engulfed by a dust storm in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on August 29, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
"Embrace" burns on the Playa in the Black Rock Desert on August 29, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
Participants climb on the "Eidolon Panspermia Ostentatia Duodenum" (EPOD) art installation during Burning Man 2014 on August 28, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
Burning Man Participants engulfed in dust in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on August 30, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
The Temple of Grace, part of Burning Man 2014, on August 27, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
Mementos and notes are left at Temple of Grace on August 27, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
Mementos, photos and notes are left at Temple of Grace during Burning Man 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
Participants interact with "The Super Pool" art installation during a dust storm at the Burning Man arts and music festival on August 29, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
People dance at the Dancetronauts mutant vehicle in the Black Rock Desert on August 30, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
"Pulse & Bloom", at night, during Burning Man 2014, on August 29, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
The Man burns on August 30, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
People cheer as the Man burns at the end of Burning Man 2014 on August 30, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #

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