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Burning Man 2016: Surreal, Otherworldly Photos

From space whales to immersive gramophones, the sculptures and statues at this year’s Black Rock City made a beautiful spectacle in the desert

Burning Man 2016 Photos

This year's Burning Man lasted from August 28th until September 5th.

Andrew Jorgensen

This year's Burning Man – a gathering of more than 70,000 people in Nevada's Black Rock Desert – had the theme of "Da Vinci's Workshop," as organizers asked participants to explore the similarities between 15th-century Florence and the 30-year-old festival in their giant, temporary city. And while the artists and enthusiasts may not have succeeded in starting their own Renaissance, they were able to create a beautiful and imaginative community, if only for a few days. Here, a look at some of the most impressive pieces and scenes from Burning Man 2016. 

Burning Man 2016 Photos

Andrew Jorgensen

The Burning Man

After a week in the desert, the participants watched the final event on Sunday night: the burning of the 43-foot man at the center of their temporary metropolis. 

Burning Man 2016 Photos

Andrew Jorgensen

Coming to a Close

After seven days in the desert, Black Rock City is dismantled and everyone goes back to their lives outside of Burning Man. 

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