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Crowds gather at stone circles for Summer Solstice

Crowds have gathered at the ancient stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury in Wiltshire to celebrate sunrise on the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer.

In the UK revellers gather at Stonehenge in Wiltshire to see the central Altar stone align with the Heel stone, the Slaughter stone and the rising sun.

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Summer solstice celebrated at Stonehenge

AP: Rain-soaked crowds welcomed a wet summer solstice at Stonehenge on Thursday. Summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, has drawn people to Stonehenge for years. Thursday’s revelers marked the occasion in different ways, with some silently meditating, while others shouted pop tunes.

Photo: People gather during the summer solstice at Stonehenge on June 21, 2012. (Lefteris Pitarakis / AP)