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Our Favorite Photos from the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

10 photos of wild moments, costumes, and attendees from the rally in South Dakota

Video: Highlights from the 79th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The streets around western South Dakota are (relatively) quieter now that the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has wrapped up. Though the majority of the small city’s 7,000 residents were in favor of postponing the event due to coronavirus pandemic concerns, the 10-day rally went ahead on schedule and attracted an estimated 350,000 riders. Here are some of the memorable moments from the 10-day rally.

Motorcycles sit parked in downtown Sturgis.

Motorcycles sit parked in downtown Sturgis.

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The annual rally has attracted as many as 730,000 in recent years, though organizers expected only about a third that many for 2020.

Motorcyclists ride down Main Street during the opening weekend of the rally.

Motorcyclists ride down Main Street during the opening weekend of the rally.

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A bartender serves drinks from behind a plexiglass shield in Sturgis.

A bartender serves drinks from behind a plexiglass shield in Sturgis. Social distancing was not required at the event.

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Sturgis rally participant Dane Senser wears an American flag face covering as he poses on Main Street.

Sturgis rally participant Dane Senser wears an American flag face covering as he poses on Main Street on Aug. 8. Masks were encouraged but many of the participants decided against wearing one.

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Landa Rehfeld smokes while taking in a motorcycle-packed Main Street in downtown Sturgis.

Landa Rehfeld smokes while taking in a motorcycle-packed Main Street in downtown Sturgis.

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Leo the Pomeranian hangs out at the Big Engine Bar with his owner, Mary Hanson, in Sturgis.

Leo the Pomeranian hangs out at the Big Engine Bar with his owner, Mary Hanson, in Sturgis.

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All 'Bout Customs owner Joey Arceneaux, left, and mechanic Doug Perez work on a motorcycle at the Buffalo Chip during the 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis.

All 'Bout Customs owner Joey Arceneaux, left, and mechanic Doug Perez work on a motorcycle at the Buffalo Chip during the 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis.

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Yellow snake around man's neck at Sturgis motorcycle rally

Snakes in Sturgis? Anything goes during the annual rally. (We’re pretty sure it’s just a pet.)

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Johne Riley walks down Main Street showing off his chest painted with a portrait of President Trump.

Johne Riley walks down Main Street showing off his chest painted with a portrait of President Trump. Supporters of the president were visible everywhere around town during the 10-day rally.

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Josiah Sandoval, 7, stands for a portrait on Main Street during the annual rally.

Don’t worry, Mom. Those are temporary tattoos. Josiah Sandoval, 7, stands for a portrait on Main Street during the annual rally.

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