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Best of Burning Man '09 

We came, we saw, we burned the man. CuriousJosh brings the best of Burning Man 2009, including pyromaniacs, extravagant art cars, costumes and more. Some NSFW.
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The DPW, or Department of Public Works, blows off steam at the annual DPW march. The DPW is responsible for setting up the city infrastructure, staying for months before and after the event.
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It's all about the buttons which read "ANAL it's the new black," and "There is no team in 'fuck you.'"
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Trick Concept's Jaz and Scorch show off their art car.
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The Pyronauts join hundreds of performers for the ceremonial fire conclave performance that proceeds the burning of The Man.
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Helium dances at dusk.
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Anne shows off her cup. In the desert, resources are often reused for the whole week to avoid excessive trash. All trash must be carried out by the generating participant at the end of the week.
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The Neverwhere Haul, a steampunk victorian house which debuted at Burning Man in 2006.
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Participants climb the Portal of Evolution by Brian Tedrick.
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"Soma" at sunset, by the Flaming Lotus Girls
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Crowds form around groups of fire performers who start a free spin in the middle of the desert. Here Katya and T from San Diego breath fire.
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Liquid Fire Mantra performs at the Lightning Temple.
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Burning Man
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Participants climb into the Raygun Gothic Rocket by Sean Orlando. The rocket contains multiple levels of fiction inspired space displays.
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Fireworks erupt at the Raygun Gothic Rocketship launch.
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The majority of Burning Man participants wear costumes throughout the week
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Eleonora, from New York, enjoys the afternoon dance party at the "Art Car Wash."
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Club Bootie's Adrien and Mysterious D grab their friend Ya-ya at the BootieBRC party.
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When costumes fail, use irony.
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A fiery sign spelling 'incendiary intentions' outside one of burning man's many participant organized camps.
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Burning Man
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A sampling of the costume variety at Burning Man
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DJ Lush shows us his dust bunny impersonation.
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Art car.
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A procession of cattle march in protest towards Animal Control. Animal Control has spent years on the playa rounding up animal costumed attendees and taking them for rides in their art car.
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May Han rides an art car to her on-playa wedding.
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Shakti of the Pyronauts performs during the ceremonial fire conclave performance proceeding the burning of The Man.
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Burning Man.
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Miranda Hope, Saoirse Donegan, and Lauren Waswo show us how they easily fit with all their gear and supplies into a small car.
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Dust storms frequently arise during the week, and most participants prepare a set of day and night goggles for the event. Here dust storms are shown at the Temple.
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At the Mystical Misfits afternoon happy hour, celebrants swing out to receive a mid-air bottle. This little devil goes by the name of "Puppy".
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Immobile bikes, and almost any other items, easily become covered in a fine layer of playa dust over the course of a day.
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According to the Unicorn Camp, unicorns "eat bunnies and shit rainbows."
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The DPW, or Department of Public Works, blows off steam at the annual DPW march. The DPW is responsible for setting up the city infrastructure, staying for months before and after the event.
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