Photos From Burning Man 2015

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. An estimated 70,000 people came to Burning Man 2015 "Carnival of Mirrors" from all over the world to dance, express themselves, and take in the spectacle. Gathered below are some of the sights from the festival, photographed by Reuters photographer Jim Urquhart. [29 photos total]

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Artist Swig Miller is covered in dust during the Burning Man 2015 "Carnival of Mirrors" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on September 6, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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An aerial view of Burning Man 2015 in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on September 2, 2015. By midweek the temporary city has taken form and is being filled in as more participants continue to arrive. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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The Man dominates the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 on August 31, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Shandi Trolson (left) and Jordan Lenaburg kiss as they are married during a wedding ceremony at Burning Man 2015 on September 2, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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People ride past the Black Rock Bijou, a movie theater far out on the Playa, during Burning Man on August 31, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Meryl Livermore covers her head with a scarf during a dust storm at Burning Man 2015 on September 2, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Lea touches the art installation "Penny the Goose" during Burning Man on September 4, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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A closeup view of "Penny the Goose", covered with over 120,000 pennies, on September 4, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Rainbow Eyes, her Playa name, climbs the art installation METAHEART during a dust storm at Burning Man on September 2, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Participants ride bikes across the Playa to the burning of the Temple of Promise on September 6, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Campers gather at Medusa Madness during Burning Man on September 6, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Participants interact with an art installation at Burning Man 2015 on September 1, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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People walk past the art installation “Becoming Human” at Burning Man 2015 on September 4, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Burning Man participants climb on an art installation on September 2, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Sarah Tang wears a unicorn headpiece as she dances during Burning Man on September 5, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Participants watch the Man burn from an elevated view above the Black Rock Desert on September 5, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Dust blows across the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 "Carnival of Mirrors" on September 1, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Adorable, her Playa name, rides a swing during Burning Man on September 1, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Participants climb the art installation "Got Framed" on September 4, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Matt Steele (left) and Soroya Rowley read the poem on the Blunderwood Portable art installation on September 4, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Lauren Gilligan dances at the Robot Heart during the morning hours of September 1, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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People gather at the art installation Serpent Mother on September 1, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Hannah Neil (left) and Austin Bennett embrace as they watch the Man burn during the Burning Man 2015 "Carnival of Mirrors" on September 5, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Participants gather to watch an art installation burn in the Black Rock Desert on September 3, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Participants gather to watch the flames from the art car El Popo Mechanico on September 3, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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The moon rises behind the Man during Burning Man 2015 on September 1, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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The Temple of Promise burns on September 6, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Thousands watch as the Man is burned on September 5, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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The Man goes up in flames during the Burning Man 2015 "Carnival of Mirrors" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, on September 5, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #

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