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Burning Man: 30 Years in the Making

Burning Man: 30 Years in the Making (ABC News)

Burning Man festival

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the festival, which takes its name from the ceremonial torching of a giant wooden effigy. The event began modestly in 1986, when a handful of friends torched an 8-foot (2.4-m) wooden man on a San Francisco beach.