Burning Man festival

 

More than 70,000 people are enjoying the art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of Reno.

The nine-day festival in northern Nevada was briefly hampered when a lightning-sparked wildfire temporarily shut down Burning Man’s main travel route last week.

Burning Man ends Monday. (AP)

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Burning Man festival

The Man is engulfed in flames as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Burning Man festival

Black Rock City, a gathering of approximately 70,000 people that is created annually for the Burning Man arts and music festival, is seen in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Sept.1, 2017. (Photo: Jim Bourg/Reuters)

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Derek Schoonmaker walks on the playa with his helmet made of android phones as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Sept. 1, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Burning Man festival

Participants surround a burning art installation as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Sept. 1, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Burning Man festival

The mutant vehicle Abraxas travels across the playa as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Sept. 1, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

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Burning Man participants from the “Revolutionary Motion” fire conclave spin fire in front of the effigy of “The Man” just before the effigy is burned at the culmination of the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock desert of Nevada, Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo: Jim Bourg/Reuters)

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The sun sets on over the playa as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Sept. 1, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Burning Man festival

Participants compete in blindfolded oiled wrestling as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Sept. 1, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Burning Man festival

The sun sets on the playa as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 28, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

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Members of the Scintillating Fire Circus perform as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

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Burning Man participants perform a shibari rope scene during a driving desert dust storm inside the heart of the “Identity Awareness – Family” art project created by artist Shane Pitzer on the 2nd day of the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Bourg/Reuters)

Burning Man festival

Burning Man participant Bob Rafie of France pedals his bike through Black Rock City as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the 1st full days of the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 28, 2017. (Photo: Jim Bourg/Reuters)

Burning Man festival

Participants perform on aerial silks as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Burning Man festival

Diggy Shakes lights the art installation Efflorescence as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 28, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Burning Man festival

A participant drives an art car as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 30, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

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Burning Man participant Dustin Smith kisses his wife Rebecca Wyatt as they are married in the middle of the desert during the 4th day of the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo: Jim Bourg/Reuters)

Burning Man festival

Participants ride a mutant vehicle as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 30, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Burning Man festival

A participant wears a mask as he dances as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Burning Man festival

A couple is married under the Tree of TÈnÈrÈ art installation as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Burning Man festival

Participants get misted by compressed air and water as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 30, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

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Burning Man participant Marie Sbrocca of San Francisco explores Black Rock City on her bicycle as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the 1st full day of the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 28, 2017. (Photo: Jim Bourg/Reuters)

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Burning Man participant Kylie Webb of Santa Cruz, California spins inside a metal hoop on a roller disco floor as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the 1st full day of the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the middle of the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 28, 2017. (Photo: Jim Bourg/Reuters)

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A participant rides a swing as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 28, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

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Burning Man participant Joshua “Kanizzle” Cunningham of Burning Man Information Radio gives a running commentary with a megaphone on people’s costumes or lack thereof as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the 1st full day of the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 28, 2017. (Photo: Jim Bourg/Reuters)

Burning Man festival

Participants explore the playa as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 28, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

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The effigy of “The Man” that will be burned at the culmination of the 2017 Burning Man festival is seen during the 4th day of the annual arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo: Jim Bourg/Reuters)

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