Every year, some 60,000 people gather in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada for the Burning Man festival, a mixing of artists, gawkers and dirt that ends with the traditional fiery cremation of the eponymous wooden statue. This year's event featured the expected commentary on current events -- like the "Burn Wall Street" where the "Bank of Un-American" and others were torched at the festival's end -- and the traditional fleet of art cars there to provide music and scenery as much as transport. What rolls on the playa stays on the playa at least until next year.
Photo: Reno Gazette-Journal, Andy Barron via APBurning Man's compound can be easily walked or cycled, so many of the art cars are there to serve as rolling party barges, making the nautical theme appropriate.
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