What started in 1986 as two friends burning an eight-foot statue on a San Francisco beach has grown into an event that sets a 105-feet tall statue on fire around the summer solstice. This year's Burning Man festival is taking place on August 27th to September 4th, but has already been responsible for stunning photos that prove how wild it actually is.


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Billed as a "Radical Ritual," Burning Man 2017 has become a desert oasis for about 70,000 people. It describes itself as a "temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance." Scroll down to experience the crazy "ritual" through pictures, and don't forget to vote for your favorite ones!

More info: burningman.org (h/t dyt)

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Crystal Flores 2 months ago

This deserves waaay more upvotes

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Lillian Chesak 2 months ago

I saw something like this at the art museum in Cincinnati. The artist used laser cut steel to form intricate shadows

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Connie Martin 2 months ago

The way she's articulated and has cables at her knees and wrists, it looks like she can dance. I'd love to see that!

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Yvonne Horton 2 months ago

Hard to believe that ALL these wondrous things are disassembled at the end of the festival...they leave the desert so clean after

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CatShatBrix 2 months ago

The creativity is insane!

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Vanessica Bloxgirl 2 months ago

reminds me of 'Home' The movie

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CatShatBrix 2 months ago

Beautiful!

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Lucy Hamilton-Duncan 2 months ago

I need to be driving this on the Beltway.

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