This year's week-long Burning Man festival has come to a spectacular end, with the burning of the huge wooden effigy.
Thousands of revellers spent the last week, camping in the Black Rock desert in Nevada. Since money is outlawed at the festival, festival-goers must bring everything they need for the week during the Burning Man rave.
The Burning Man counterculture festival, which ended on Monday, drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 to the northern Nevada desert, reported Chron.
The number was down from last year's record peak crowd of 69,613, following which the organisers were placed on probation - for a second time in three years - for violating the limit. Organisers had been warned that if they were placed on probation for a second straight year, the agency might suspend or cancel their permit.
Overall, the Burning Man 2014 festival, leading up to Labour Day, was a success, the organisers noted.
The only low-point for the entire festival was the death of a 29-year-old woman from Wyoming who was struck by a bus carrying passengers on the playa of the Black Rock Desert on Thursday.
The festival's concerts, eclectic artwork, offbeat theme camps and other activities drew praise from participants around the world.
"Actually, I feel renewed faith in humanity," John Bacon of Seattle told KRNV-TV.
Ron Adair of Ojai, California said he felt "a little tired". "It's a little hard to have that many nights in a row and get by on four, five, six hours of sleep every night."