Israel hosts its own version of Nevada's famous Burning Man festival

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People take part in the Midburn, the Israeli version of Nevada's Burning Man festival, at southern Israel May 30, 2017. Picture taken May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
People take part in the Midburn, the Israeli version of Nevada's Burning Man festival, at southern Israel May 30, 2017. Picture taken May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
People take part in the Midburn, the Israeli version of Nevada's Burning Man festival, at southern Israel May 31, 2017. Picture taken May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
People take part in the Midburn, the Israeli version of Nevada's Burning Man festival, at southern Israel May 30, 2017. Picture taken May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A view of a part of the camp at the Midburn, the Israeli version of Nevada's Burning Man festival, at southern Israel May 30, 2017. Picture taken May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
People take part in the Midburn, the Israeli version of Nevada's Burning Man festival, at southern Israel May 30, 2017. Picture taken May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
People rest as they take part in the Midburn, the Israeli version of Nevada's Burning Man festival, at southern Israel May 31, 2017. Picture taken May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
A woman sleeps at the Midburn, the Israeli version of Nevada's Burning Man festival, at southern Israel May 31, 2017. Picture taken May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
A night scene can be seen at the Midburn, the Israeli version of Nevada's Burning Man festival, at southern Israel May 31, 2017. Picture taken May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
People take part in the Midburn, the Israeli version of Nevada's Burning Man festival, at southern Israel May 31, 2017. Picture taken May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
People take part in the Midburn, the Israeli version of Nevada's Burning Man festival, at southern Israel May 30, 2017. Picture taken May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
People take part in the Midburn, the Israeli version of Nevada's Burning Man festival, at southern Israel May 31, 2017. Picture taken May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
People take part in the Midburn, the Israeli version of Nevada's Burning Man festival, at southern Israel May 31, 2017. Picture taken May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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In the Negev Desert in southern Israel every June, a familiar scene takes place -- thousands of revelers flock to the arid land for a five-day festival of music, art and self expression.

The event, called Midburn, is Israel's take on the famous Burning Man festival held annually in Nevada. It's the only event of its kind that is held in the Middle East.

Midburn is generally planned around the Hebrew holiday of Shavuot, also known as the Feast of Weeks. This year's festival began on May 28 and lasted until June 2.

Midburn follows Burning Man's code, known as the 'Ten Principles,' which include radical inclusion, gifting and civic responsibility.

The first Midburn festival was held in 2014 and was attended by roughly 3,000 people. Since gaining in popularity, 8,000 people attended the 2016 event. It's the second-largest Burning Man-related festival outside of the United States, after AfrikaBurn, which is held in South Africa.

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