In the dusty Black Rock desert of Nevada, around 70,0000 people from all over the world gathered for the 30th annual Burning Man festival. The theme this year is Da Vinci's Workshops, inspired by the Italian Renaissance of the middle 15th and early 16th centuries. Money is outlawed and participants must bring everything they need for the week-long rave, once described as "where Mad Max meets Woodstock".

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Thousands of people gather on the PlayaJim Urquhart/ Reuters

Running from the 28 August-5 September, revellers are invited to join in the effort to co-create Black Rock City, a "temporary metropolis dedicated to the arts and community". Everything that happens at Burning Man is created entirely by its citizens, who are active participants in the experience. Reuters photographer Jim Urquhart has documented the week-long event. IBTImesUK takes a look at some of this year's most memorable moments:

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The Catacomb of Veils is set alightJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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People watch the Catacomb of Veils burnJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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A participant walks passed the Catacomb of Veils as it burnsJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Dust engulfs the Temple ProjectJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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A participant travels through the dustJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Participants travel through the dustJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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People watch the Temple Project burnJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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People watch the Temple Project burnJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Participants watch the Temple Project burnJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Participants watch the Temple Project burnJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Participants watch the Temple Project burnJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Mutant vehicles drive along the PlayaJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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People ride along the PlayaJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Mutant vehicles are seen on the PlayaJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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People ride across the PlayaJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Participants fill the PlayaJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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The Man is seen illuminated from a distanceJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Participants dance before the Man burnsJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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The Man is illuminated before it is set alightJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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The Man burnsJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Wrecka, her Playa name, plays with fire as the Man burnsJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Participants on the Playa dance near a mutant vehicle while the Man burnsJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Participants cook breakfast on the remains of the ManJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Huybert Van De Stadt vacuums the PlayaJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Harrod Blank stands by his art carJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Detailed shot of Harrod Blank's art carJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Dario Clocchiatti looks for a book at one of the temporary libraries on the PlayaJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Noodle, his Playa name, is covered in dustJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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A man is seen covered in dustJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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A participant holds a smore that was cooked on the remains of the ManJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Participants rest on the PlayaJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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Two participants sit near the burned remains of the ManJim Urquhart/ Reuters
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A woman rides a zip wireJim Urquhart/ Reuters