Burning of The Man

The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.

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The Man Base blew all others before it away
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The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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LA Fire Brigade gets the party started in the 30 minutes between the raising of the Man's arms and his impending doom.
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The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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Josh Keppel
The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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Josh Keppel
The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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Josh Keppel
The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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Josh Keppel
The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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Josh Keppel
The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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Josh Keppel
The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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Josh Keppel
The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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Josh Keppel
The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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Josh Keppel
The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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Burning Man creator Larry Harvey smiles as the Man falls and the Burning Man staff around him erupt in cheers.
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The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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Gus Beck, from Homer, Alaska, watches as the Man burns after doing his Fire Conclave Field Crew duties.
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Helen Hickman and Ben Stoelting of San Francisco soak in the loving glow of the Man fire.
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"Kim Jong Ilo" Kratins of Berkeley, CA is the Principle builder of the Man. "If you were inside the Man and looked at every detail you would see that each edge is routed and sanded," said Kratins. "Making it is our privilege. Making it awesome is how we honor that privilege."
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The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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Department of Public Works woker Austin Staunch, from San Francisco waits for the Man to burn. At 9 p.m. on Saturday of Labor Day weekend, the Man's arms are raised, and about 30 minutes later, he is burned.
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The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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The LA Fire Brigade warms up the night before the burn.
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One of the many groups of musicians keeping the beat for the fire dancers.
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The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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Josh Keppel
The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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Joe "the Builder" Schwan, head of the construction for things like the Man Base and Center Camp, chats with Larry Harvey before the Man burn Saturday night.
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DJ Pierce, a photographer from NYC, strikes a pose while we wait for the fireworks to begin.
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The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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Kiki Stockhammer and Karl Miller, of Sacramento, CA, share a special moment as the man blazes behind them.
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The Man burned Saturday night, capping off Burning Man 2013, a week which will surely be remembered as having perfect weather, day and night, incredible art cars and art, including two beautiful churches (complete with midnight mass burns), and a Man Base that blew all others before it away.
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The next burning of the Man happens on August 30, 2014.
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Looking forward to seeing what the next Man Base will look like when gates to Burning Man 2014 open on Sunday August 24.
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