Check out pictures from the annual Burning Man ritual held at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. It opened on August 31st and runs through till September 7th, 2009.
Burning Man was founded by Larry Founded in 1986 with a group of friends. It features art installations, lots of music and numerous participants, who are usually happily naked.
This ticketed event reaches its zenith with the lighting of a giant, elaborate effigy to represent spontaneous self-expression.
Its slogan is ”No spectators, only participants.”