Monday, June 22

Summer solstice sun rises on gathering of 23,000 at Stonehenge

"Thousands of people descended on Stonehenge to mark this year’s summer solstice. Police said around 23,000 were at the neolithic site in Wiltshire on Sunday, down on the estimated 36,000 who attended last year and the 30,000 expected. Other revellers – including hippies and pagans – visited the nearby Avebury stone circle to witness the sun rising on the longest day of the year. Despite cloud in the area, visitors were able to get a glimpse of the sun after it came over the horizon at 4.52am. People beat their drums and pointed their cameras at Stonehenge just as the sun appeared. Some visitors said this year’s solstice sunrise was one of the best they had seen. ..."
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