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

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.

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A look back at Prince’s legendary career in photos

The world was introduced to Prince over 40 years ago when the superstar’s first album, For You, was released in April of 1978. His first live performance with his band followed in January of the next year, and from there, the rest is history.

Prince — born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958 — passed away today at the age of 57. From his earliest performances to one of the most memorable Super Bowl halftime shows in history, there was never any shortage of spectacle when Prince was in the spotlight.
(Photo by Liu Heung Shing/AP Photo)