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    People line up outside the gift shop at the Storm Area 51 Basecamp event Friday in Hiko, Nev. The event was inspired by the "Storm Area 51" internet hoax. Thousands of curious Earthlings from around the globe traveled to festivals, and several hundred made forays toward the secret Area 51 military base in the Nevada desert on Friday, drawn by an internet buzz and a social media craze sparked by a summertime Facebook post inviting people to “Storm Area 51.”

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    Alex Clark smokes a cigarette outside the Storm Area 51 Basecamp event Friday in Hiko, Nev.

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    Martin Custodio, left, and Rafael Castillo wear Pepe masks while standing near razor wire Friday at an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range near Area 51 near Rachel, Nev. People came to visit the gate inspired by the "Storm Area 51" internet hoax.

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    People stand around an inflatable alien Friday at an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range near Area 51 near Rachel, Nev. People came to visit the gate inspired by the "Storm Area 51" internet hoax.

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    Audrie Clark vapes outside the Storm Area 51 Basecamp event Friday, in Hiko, Nev.

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    People dressed in costumes visit an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range on Friday near Area 51 near Rachel. People came to visit the gate inspired by the "Storm Area 51" internet hoax.

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    Marshall Bishop blows up an inflatable alien at the Storm Area 51 Basecamp event Friday in Hiko, Nev. "It's the perfect state to have this in. They turn everything into a party," Bishop said about the event, which was inspired by the "Storm Area 51" internet hoax.

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