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Summer solstice 2017: Stonehenge crowds as sun rises

About 13,000 people watched the sunrise at Stonehenge on Wednesday morning, on the longest day of the year.
The sun rose at the historic monument in Wiltshire at 04:52 BST.
English Heritage opens the site up every year for the solstice, giving people a rare chance to get up close to the monument.

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Thousands mark summer solstice at Stonehenge

Police said 23,000 attended the neolithic site in Wiltshire to watch the sun rise at 04:52 BST, while others gathered at the nearby Avebury stone circle.
The figure was down on the estimated 36,000 who attended last year and the 30,000 expected this year.

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Stonehenge summer solstice celebrations see thousands gather

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An estimated 37,000 people gathered to watch the sun rise on the longest day of the year, with a small number of arrests reported by police.
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Thousands celebrate summer solstice ahead of 'historic moment' for Stonehenge

More than 20,000 celebrated the summer solstice at Stonehenge ahead of a "historic moment" in the 27 million transformation of the site.
Long-awaited refurbishments at the World Heritage Site will see a section of the road running next to the monument permanently closed from Monday 24 June.

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People are gathering at Stonehenge later to mark the winter solstice.

More revellers than usual are predicted to congregate at Salisbury Plain this year as the date coincides with the end of the 5,125-year "Long Count" cycle of the Mayan calendar.
Druids, pagans and revellers head to Stonehenge each December to watch the sunrise on what is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Soggy Solstice: Stonehenge Gets Soaking

Rain-sodden crowds welcomed a spectacularly rainy summer solstice at Stonehenge in true British fashion Thursday: With stoicism and wit.
Even one of Britain's latter-day druids - fixtures of the annual celebration - sought refuge with journalists in a tent set up near the entrance.

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Stonehenge revellers mark summer solstice

Thousands of people have gathered at Stonehenge to celebrate the summer solstice despite overcast skies.
Cloud cover meant pagans and druids were unable to witness the sunrise on the longest day of the year.
Wiltshire Police said despite the rain it had been a "positive experience" for most revellers.

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Stonehenge lantern parade 'tradition' revived

Hundreds have taken part in a lantern parade from Stonehenge to revive an ancient tradition for the first time in living memory, organisers said.
More than 450 people walked the 3.2 km processional route from the ancient monument to Amesbury on mid-winter's eve.

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The winter solstice is one of just two days a year when visitors to Stonehenge are allowed right up to the stone circle.
Many people camp out there - though fewer than during the summer solstice, when temperatures are more bearable - and the occasion even has a religious significance for followers of paganism.

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Druids celebrate Summer Solstice at Stonehenge

An eclectic mix of sun worshippers, hippies and pagans came out in force to celebrate the annual festival, along with many who were merely curious to experience the event.
English Heritage said more than 18,000 revellers from across the globe gathered to witness the traditional Pagan ceremonies and the sunrise on the longest day of the year.
Druid Arthur Uther Pendragon, formally known as John Rothwell, conducted the service at Stonehenge at the prehistoric site in Wiltshire which is meant to reconnect people with land and the seasons.

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