• "O" Cirque du Soleil

    Craig Paul Smith of the United Kingdom, who portrays the Principal Comet in Cirque du Soleil's "O," applies his makeup before a performance on Thursday, May 6, 2004 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

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    The character Eugene, played by Benedikt Plumpe of Germany, turns to the stage during a performance of Cirque du Soleil's "O" on Thursday, May 6, 2004 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

  • Zumanity Cirque du Soleil

    Joey Arias of New York looks in the mirror as his corset is laced in his dressing room at Zumanity at New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 23, 2004. Arias is Mistress of Seduction and the Master of Ceremonies for the Cirque du Soleil show.

  • Mystere Cirque du Soleil

    Paul Bowler of England perfoms the Aerial Cube act during a Cirque du Soleil performance of Mystere on Saturday, April 24 at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

  • Zumanity Cirque du Soleil

    Joey Arias of New York closes his eyes as his corset is laced in his dressing room at Zumanity at New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 4, 2004. Arias is Mistress of Seduction and the Master of Ceremonies for the Cirque du Soleil show.

  • Mistere Cirque du Soleil

    Nicky Dewhurst of the United Kingdom, who plays the character Moha-Samedi, spins his hat while walking down a staircase backstage during a Cirque du Soleil performance of Mystere on Monday, April 26 at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

  • Burning Man 1999

    Austin Richards as Dr. Megavolt creates lightning bolts using a Tesla coil and a bird cage during the Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, Nev., Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999. The gathering, intented to be a celebration of radical free expression and self reliance, will host 20,000 people before its culmination on Saturday with the torching of a 50-foot wooden man draped in fireworks and neon.

  • Burning Man 1999

    Spectators cheer as a 50-foot-high wooden effigy of a man is burned on the final day of the Burning Man festival near Gerlach, Nev., on Sept. 4, 1999.

  • Blue Man Group Las Vegas

    Cast members from the Las Vegas show, "Blue Man Group-Live at Luxor," perform during Intel CEO Craig Barrett's keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show, Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, in Las Vegas.

  • UFC 40

    Tito Ortiz makes his way into the arena during the Ultimate Fighting Championship 40 at the MGM Grand hotel-casino in Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 22, 2002. Ortiz defeated Ken Shamrock for the UFC light heavyweight title.

  • Don King Madame Tussaud's Las Vegas

    Boxing promoter Don King kisses his likeness during the grand opening of Madame Tussaud's Celebrity Encounter in Las Vegas, Thursday, July 22, 1999. The museum is the first Tussaud wax museum to open in America and expect to host 6 million people annually.

  • Super Bowl 2001

    Special Le Jackson looks at giant displays of NFL players as he tours the NFL Experience outside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, a day before the Super Bowl between the New York Giants and the Baltimore Ravens.

  • Professional Bull Riders World Championships

    Contestants are introduced at the beginning of the third round of the Professional Bull Riders World Championships in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000.

  • Kansas Cowboys

    Robert Vestring rides his horse "Pepe" during a cattle roundup near his family's ranch headquarters in Cassoday, Kan. in 1997.

  • Shoshone National Forest

    The rising sun casts the shadow of outfitter Judy Inberg on her teepee as she prepares for a morning ride during a pack trip in the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming July 7, 2001. The forest, which is part of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, was opened to oil and natural gas drilling. Wildlife experts fear that expanding operations in the area will affect the grizzly bear and wild game herd populations.

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  • Kansas Cowboys

    Rancher Steve Vestring burns brush at his ranch headquarters in Cassoday, Kan. in 1997.

  • Winnemem Wintu Tribe

    Winnemem Wintu tribal headman Mark Franco lights a pipe during a ceremony with members of his tribe in Redding, Calif., March 25, 2004. Despite the tribe's history and traditions, the federal government says the Wintu tribe does not exist. It is not a federally recognized tribe, and thus tribal members have no protection for their sacred land, no way of ensuring their survival.

  • New Year's Eve Las Vegas

    People celebrate New Year's Eve on The Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003.

  • Christina Aguilera

    Christina Aguilera performs at the 2000 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Theater in Las Vegas, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000.

  • Consumer Electronics Show Las Vegas

    Convention goers and television screens are reflected in the ceiling of the Samsung booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010.

  • CityCenter Opening Las Vegas

    Fireworks shoot off of the Aria Hotel and Casino moments before its opening at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009.

  • Renee  Zellweger Oscars

    Renee Zellweger wears Carolina Herrera as she arrives for the 76th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 29, 2004, in Los Angeles.

  • Charlize Theron Oscars

    Best actress Charlize Theron for "Monster," poses with her Oscar at the 76th annual Academy Awards, Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, in Los Angeles.

  • Chris Rock Oscars

    Academy Awards host Chris Rock poses for photographers backstage at the 77th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in Los Angeles.

  • Clint Eastwood Oscars

    Director Clint Eastwood poses with the Oscars he won for best director and best picture for his work on "Million Dollar Baby" at the 77th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in Los Angeles.

  • LeBron James

    LeBron James has gets a touch-up while filming a lawn mower commercial in the rain in Las Vegas in 2007.

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