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PHOTOS: Step Onto The Playa

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The Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert attracts 70,000 people each year. Our reporter Paul Boger is there and took these photos of the artwork on the playa.

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A series of pieces out on the playa.
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Not all art is large and made of metal or wood. This smaller piece is made entirely of papier–mâché.
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Art cars are also a major player in the art scene at Burning Man. This particular vehicle is a foot-pedal operated monstrosity named Ma'am the Mammoth. It's been a regular in Black Rock City for the past 12 years, and every year it's taken apart and resurrected for the event.
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Art cars are required to register with Burning Man officials at the DMV -- Department of Mutant Vehicles. These vehicles, which are small in comparison to some in Black Rock City, are waiting for their registration.

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Dust storms are another common sight. For the most part Burners just put a mask over their mouth and go about their day, but sometimes the storms can be bad enough that all activity grinds to a halt. Photographed is our reporter, Paul Boger, snapping a quick picture showing how intense the storms can be.
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After a brief thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon, sunset provided an amazing scene on Razorback Mountain to the east of Black Rock City.
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The infamous "Man." The Man is housed in the Temple of the Golden Spike, a shrine marking the exact center of Black Rock City. The spike is always the first thing placed in the playa in the build-up to Burning Man.
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The Man...

Paul Boger is a former reporter at KUNR Public Radio.
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