Friday morning, Burning Man attendees got to watch 'Embrace,' a 70-foot wooden sculpture of two figures with their arms wrapped around one another, go up in flames.
The creators of 'Embrace' say the sculpture is a reflection on relationships past and present.
The burn precedes the annual burning of the Man on Saturday night and the burning of the Temple on Sunday. Burning Man takes place every year the week before Labor Day in the Black Rock Desert north of Reno, Nevada.
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