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Burning Man 2007 Photo Essay (Part 1)

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So I survived a week in the desert, without having a shower or other modern amenities. Burning Man 2007 will go down as one of the most memorable burns in its 21 year history. From the premature immolation to the total lunar eclipse, from the dust storms to the increased security, from the late art installations to the amazing art cars, this year's burn will mark as the pivotal point for the future of this festival.

As veteran burners continued to frustration with the development of Burning Man into a corporate entity, BMORG (Burning Man Organization) will be forced to increase the security and bureacracy for the event. The increased presence of Sheriff's Department Officers and BLM Rangers have already dampened the radical self-expression the community has thrived on as its core. This year's burn has created a seismic ripple within the community, and it will be interesting to see how BMORG will react to the issues brought about by this year's burn.