This huge temporary city in the middle of the desert is home to around 65,000 people for one week during the annual Burning Man festival. The massive semi-circular campsite stretches for miles across the Black Rock desert in Nevada.

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An aerial view of the camp at the Burning Man 2015 Carnival of Mirrors arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of NevadaJim Urquhart/Reuters
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An aerial view of part of Black Rock CityJim Urquhart/Reuters

Black Rock City, as the campsite is known, has a cinema, temples and even its own airport – but no shops. Money is outlawed at the festival, so revellers must bring everything they will need for the week-long rave, described as "where Mad Max meets Woodstock".

The festival's site, on a dried-up lake bed, is dotted with giant sculptures that are burned each night of the festival. The event will climax on the final night with the burning of the huge wooden effigy that gives the event its name.

Reuters photographer Jim Urquhart is on hand to capture this year's festival, which has the theme Carnival of Mirrors. According to the festival's website, there is a maze at the centre of the carnival lined with masks and mirrors. "Here people will confront a shuffled deck of selves: the me they want to be (but aren't), the me they repudiate (but are), the me they can't imagine (but might be)."

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Rainbow Eyes (her Playa name) climbs an art installation called MetaheartJim Urquhart/Reuters
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Light is reflected from the Temple of PromiseJim Urquhart/Reuters
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People walk through an art installation called Medusa MadnessJim Urquhart/Reuters
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Shandi Trolson and Jordan Lenaburg kiss as they are married at the Burning Man 2015 Carnival of Mirrors arts and music festivalJim Urquhart/Reuters
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Jordan Lenaburg places a ring on Shandi Trolson's finger during their wedding ceremony at Burning Man 2015Jim Urquhart/Reuters
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People play a game of flaming skee-ball at the CharcadeJim Urquhart/Reuters
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Samuel Coniglio controls the flames at the Charcade by dancingJim Urquhart/Reuters
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The USS Nevada, a Mutant Vehicle, carries participants on the PlayaJim Urquhart/Reuters
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A Mutant Vehicle in the shape of a polar bear is driven through the dustJim Urquhart/Reuters
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People look at the Serpent Mother art installationJim Urquhart/Reuters
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A dust storm blows across the PlayaJim Urquhart/Reuters
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Burning Man festival 2015 photos
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Revellers gather at the base of the ManJim Urquhart/Reuters
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People gather at the Totem of ConfessionsJim Urquhart/Reuters
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People ride past the Black Rock Bijou, a cinema far out on the PlayaJim Urquhart/Reuters
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Burning Man festival 2015 photos
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Wilf Griese interacts with an art installation called Compound EyeJim Urquhart/Reuters