Photos From Burning Man 2016

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 from all over the world came to the 30th annual Burning Man to dance, express themselves, and take in the spectacle. Gathered below are some of the sights from this year, photographed once again by Reuters photographer Jim Urquhart. [27 photos total]

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Participants dance and climb on an art installation as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gather for the 30th annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on August 31, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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An aerial view of the 30th annual Burning Man arts and music festival on August 31, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Participants gather around The Space Whale art installation on August 29, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Members of the TrashKan Marchink Band perform in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on August 29, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Participants walk through an art installation on August 30, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Construction work continues on the Man on August 30, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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A portrait of Erin Searcy as she explores an art installation at Burning Man 2016 on August 29. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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An anvil is launched into the air with explosives in Nevada's Black Rock Desert on August 29, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Danicorn Hlavinka cries at the Temple Project on August 30, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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The Man is illuminated at the 30th annual Burning Man festival on August 31, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Participants watch the sunset from the Tower of Ascension on August 29, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Heather Brianna dances in the Black Rock Desert on August 31, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Participants watch the flames on the Spire of Fire on August 29, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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A participant climbs on an art installation on August 31, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Burning Man participants watch the flames of the mutant vehicle on August 31, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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An aerial view of Black Rock City during Burning Man on August 31, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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A participant walks past an art installation on August 30, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Jody Friedman and Jeff Montgomery sit in front of the Playa TV on August 30, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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A participant rides a teeter-totter on August 30, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Burning Man participants dance on August 30, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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A participant looks from a hatch in a segment of a converted 747 in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on August 29, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Katapult Sandra (left) and Divine Mustache, their Playa names, dance on stilts on August 29, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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People gather at the Temple Project on August 30, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Dust blows past an art installation in the Black Rock Desert on August 30, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Participants on bicycles are engulfed by dust on August 30, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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Dust blows past an art installation on August 30, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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A Burning Man participant is engulfed by dust in Nevada's Black Rock Desert on August 30, 2016. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #

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