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Thousands mark summer solstice sunrise at Stonehenge

The sun rises between the stones and over crowds at Stonehenge where people gather to celebrate the dawn of the longest day in the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 21, 2019. The neolithic Wiltshire monument is built along the solstice alignment of the summer sunrise and the winter sunset. On the longest day of the year, the sun rises behind the Heel Stone, the ancient entrance to the Stone Circle, and rays of sunlight are channeled into the centre of the monument. See PA story HERITAGE Solstice. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Thousands of people have greeted the sun with cheers as it rose over Stonehenge for summer solstice. Those who observed the spectacle at the neolithic Wiltshire monument encountered a chilly morning accompanied by clear skies as the sun glinted over the horizon at 4.52am. Kate Logan, English Heritage's director of Stonehenge, said it was "one...

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