Crowds Mark Summer Solstice at Ancient Stonehenge Monument

Thousands of druids, pagans and New Age revelers greeted the summer solstice at Stonehenge on the longest day of the northern hemisphere year.

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Dawn breaks behind the stones during the Summer Solstice festivities at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. After two years of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stonehenge reopened Monday for the Summer Solstice celebrations. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
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LONDON (AP) — Thousands of druids, pagans and New Age revelers greeted the summer solstice at Stonehenge on Tuesday, the longest day of the northern hemisphere year. Wiltshire Police said about 6,000 people gathered at the ancient stone circle in southern England to watch the sun rise at 4:49 a.m. (0349GMT) on a clear, crisp morning. Police said the atmosphere was “convivial” and there were only two arrests — one for assault and one for…

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