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30 Stunning Photos from Burning Man

Mad Max Meets Instagram

No need to worry about makeup at Burning Man--the desert dust will gladly cake your face for free. 

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A LBD Won't Cut It at Burning Man

No amount of looking sexy is worth the amount of sand she is going to have to deal with at the end of the day. 

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The Desert Is Not the Place to Dress Like Royalty

I bet those clothes stayed white for all of ten seconds after this picture was taken. 

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Let's Hope They Didn't Burn His Parachute Too

Here's a view of the festivities most Burning Man goers don't get to experience. 

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Now Boarding First Class

Burning Man is the last place you want to catch a plane. Because let's be honest--your seat mates are gonna smell like they just spent nine days in the desert. 

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"Normal" People

Doing your own thing is amazing. Quirky signs are not. This doesn't scream, "I'm an individual!" but rather screams, "I'm desperate for attention!" 

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Giant V

We're sure she got up there safely. The middle of the desert is the last place you want a broken leg. 

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And It All Goes Up in Flames

If you haven't journeyed to the desert to run around nude and set something giant on fire have you really lived? 

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Don't Forget to Pack a Fire Extinguisher

If you were worried that the desert heat won't be hot enough for you, don't fret--there will be plenty of pyrotechnics. 

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Thar She Blows

We're not sure who was the captain of this ship, but if you find yourself in the middle of the desert, then you're definitely off course. 

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Until Next Time

Burning Man might be life changing, but it doesn't last forever! You've got to make your way back to the real world at some point. 

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Take Me To Your Leader

Even the aliens have to arrive at Burning Man in style. Although if they were looking for Roswell, their GPS is a little off. 

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No Building is Normal at Burning Man

We're not saying this thing leads up to some magical wormhole. But we're also not saying it doesn't. 

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Hope You Brought Your Library Card

Even in the middle of the desert, there's nothing better than curling up with a good book. Who would have thought you'd go to Burning Man to catch up on your reading? 

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Drawing a Crowd in the Desert

These people are probably having a great time with their daytime dance party, but all I see is one giant melanoma. 

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Catching a Wave

If you thought that baby sea turtle journey from the beach to the ocean was treacherous, just imagine them trying to making it from Nevada. 

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A Quiet Moment

Not every moment is action-packed at Burning Man, but they are all definitely surreal. 

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"Shelter"

We're not entirely sure what's going on here, but that guy is almost certainly a wizard or some kind of mythical being. 

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Desert Chameleon

If the desert wildlife isn't enough for you, hopefully someone will bring some more along with them. 

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Burning Man in Lights

Here's a glimpse of the 2019 Burning Man before he ultimately went down in flames. 

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Getting Creative

Just so we don't forget--because this is truly the incredible part of Burning Man--this giant art piece (and many others) was constructed and taken down in the span of this nine-day festival. This is like an engineer's fantasy...or maybe nightmare. 

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The Man. The Myth. The Legend.

There he is--the man of the hour himself. And to think, all this craziness happens just so people can set him on fire. I'd be a little miffed if I were him. 

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The Mysteries of Egypt

Just another one of many context-free (but still amazing) temporary works of art you can find at Burning Man. 

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Spiritual Enlightenment in the Desert

For Burning Man 2016, a pagoda-like temple was erected. In the desert. For nine days only. 

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Group Hug

To get a good grasp on just how massive these figures are, look how the tower over the mountains in the distance. 

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A Fish Out of Water

These fish in a 2018 Burning Man installation feel right at home in the dry, dusty desert air. 

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A Missing Piece

Some people try to fill that hole in their heart with drugs or alcohol. Others use Burning Man. 

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Sure It's Pretty But What Is It?

Burning Man is a special place where you can explore the intersections of art, geometry, and psychedelic drug use. 

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Fit for a Pharaoh

So did ancient aliens help build this pyramid too? 

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Disco Man

Disco balls meet giant Russian nesting dolls--you'll only find this at Burning Man! 

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