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The Weird, the Wild and the Wondrous: Burning Man 2017 in Photos

The annual Nevada desert gathering has drawn more than 70,000 visitors this year.

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Since 1990, the annual Burning Man festival has made its home in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. This year, about 70,000 people are attending the festival, which includes music, art installations, and of course, various modes of outlandish and fancy dress. This year, there is an entire spot dedicated to a roller disco floor and many people wander around the site on decorated bikes.

The festival is well-known for the 10 principals that Burning Man attendees are encouraged to live by, writes The Telegraph.

However, this year, temperatures in the desert are expected to exceed 100 degrees on Saturday and Sunday, making it among the hottest years for the event ever, according to SF Gate. Festival-goers have already experienced extreme weather this week as high winds reaching up to 40 mph kicked up dust on Tuesday. Another dust storm is expected in the coming days.

The main road between Reno, Nevada and Burning Man has also been closed down due to a fast-growing wildfire, sparked by lightning, that has burned more than 30,000 acres of land, reports ABC NewsOfficials are worried that the fire might threaten the festival. The road is closed until further notice and the fire is not expected to be contained until Sept. 6.

For now, Burning Man attendees are safe, and enjoying themselves. Check out some pictures from the festival below.

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Burning Man participants dance to the music of an art car in the midst of a driving desert dust storm on the 2nd day of the festival. (Jim Bourg/Reuters)
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Costumed, green-clad ‘aliens’ march at the annual Burning Man arts and music festival. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters)
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Burning Man participant Kylie Webb of Santa Cruz, California spins inside a metal hoop on Burning Man’s roller disco floor. (Jim Bourg/Reuters)
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A Burning Man participant takes part in a fire ceremony. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters)
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One Burning Man participant wears a mask during a dance celebration. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters)
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Pili Montilla at the annual Burning Man arts and music festival. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters)
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Burning Man participants bike past the “Thunderbirds” art project by James Tyler in the midst of a desert dust storm on the 2nd day of the festival. (Jim Bourg/Reuters)
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Burning Man participant Lauren Rock (R) throws her bouquet after she married Bob Peterson (L) at the “Mucaro” owl art project that they worked on creating with artist Nino Alicea. (Jim Bourg/Reuters)
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Burning Man participants dance on and around “The Penetrator” art car near the effigy of “The Man.” (Jim Bourg/Reuters)
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Read full story at SF Gate