The white procession

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White was the theme Wednesday night and Thursday morning in Black Rock City.

The Opulent Temple dance camp had a big blowout on Wednesday night, a gathering that’s called White Night.

Then, the next morning, everyone who’s still up after a night of dancing, plus other folks who want to see the sun rise in the far reaches of the playa, heads out to the Temple for the White Procession.

Here are a some photos from the morning after and the night before.

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About the author: John Curley

John Curley has been Burning since the relatively late date of 2004, and in 2008 he spent the better part of a month on the playa, documenting the building and burning of Black Rock City in words and pictures. John is a longtime newspaper person and spent many years at the San Francisco Chronicle, where he was a deputy managing editor in charge of Page One and the news sections of the paper. Since leaving the Chronicle in 2007, he was a contributing editor on Blue Planet Run, a book about the world's water crisis, and for the past two years has been a lecturer at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He has also started an event and editorial photography business, and is also working on a book about the "Ten Dollar Doc" from Arco, Idaho, which will make a lovely film someday.

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