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The Man burns during the Burning Man 2013 arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada

The Man burns during the Burning Man 2013 arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2013. The federal government issued a permit for 68,000 people from all over the world to gather at the sold out festival, which is celebrating its 27th year, 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 (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY) FOR USE WITH BURNING MAN RELATED REPORTING ONLY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS

The Burning Man festival

August 30, 2013

Tucked away in the Black Rock desert, the 2013 Burning Man arts and music festival celebrated its 27th year. More than 60,000 people from all over the world gathered for the remote and experimental cultural event. The week-long festivities ended Sept. 2.