September 06, 2012 Slideshows

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Burning Man 2012: Black Rock City Life 

Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss
A couple embraces over the ashes of Sunday night's Temple burn
Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss
Dawn is greeted during Thursday morning's White Procession where attendees wear white, and gather at the Temple
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Friday afternoon's Monkey Chant gathers crowds in Center Camp
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At dusk each night, the city's volunteer lamp lighters raise lanterns to lampposts along Black Rock City's streets
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Crowds enjoy music at Opulent Temple, one of the largest and longest running sound camps at Burning Man
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Adam Freeland plays the Root Society stage Saturday night after the Man burns
Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss
Root Society breaks their traditional format by booking long time BRC mash-up favorites A+D of club Bootie. The decision proved success as a large crowd gathered for the Wednesday night set.
Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss
Fire spinners gather daily in Center Camp practicing and sharing techniques.
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BRC Weekly printed and randomly distributed at Burning Man each year is Black Rock City's weekly newspaper. The publication is a successor to the much appreciated previous newspaper, Piss Clear .
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Random Rab's widely popular sunrise set gathers crowds at the Fractal Nation camp
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Anja of Indriani dance performs with Random Rab during his Fractal Nation sunrise set
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A bike, Black Rock City's most popular form of transportation, sits at center camp during one of the week's dust storms
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Bartenders at the Pickle Joint camp gift free pickles and pickle juice cocktails to attendees who declare themselves as special and deserving.
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Rangers Beauty and Halston care for the first disoriented and dehydrated goose to land at Burning Man. In a tribute to Ranger diversity, Halston's certified veterinary technician training combined with another Ranger's wild bird handling license allowed
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divaDanielle plays a Wednesday night set at Root Society's coliseum stage, one of this year's largest sound campseri
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Butoh dance company Bad Unkl Sista relates to one distraught Temple onlooker with an impromptu dance performance.
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Curt Humphries and Tony Lanni celebrate with an intimate moment at Root Society's Coliseum the night before their wedding at Burning Man
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DJ Wolfie plays Mal Mart's stage at Burning Man
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Dan Gordon-Levitt, an adored fire community member who passed away almost 2 years ago, is one of the many community members remembered in Temple messages written by attendees. Dan was known as Burning Dan or Watermelon Dan in memory of his penchant for f
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DJ Pumpkin and the crowd still remaining at the end of his 3 hour Camp Charlie sunrise trash fence set pause for a photo to remember the morning.
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Chefs at the Black Rock French Quarter prepare a cauldron of crawfish as part of their nightly gift to other Burning Man attendees
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Bunny, formerly of Rabbit in the Moon plays a Saturday night set at Root Society's Coliseum stage
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Braydon adjusts a memorial photo of his brother and Mystical Misfit camp organizer John Pedone, who was lost in a recent tragic motorcycle accident.
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Danger Ranger and wife Dusty in their Herman & Frederick Time Machine, created from Burning Man's first shipping container.
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The Hug Deli art installation stands manned by volunteers offering a menu of embraces ranging from the Warm Fuzzy Hug to the Long Uncomfortable Hug
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A couple embraces over the ashes of Sunday night's Temple burn
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