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Thousands Celebrate Summer Solstice At Stonehenge

Stonehenge is an ancient prehistoric site which may have been a place of worship and celebration around solstice for thousands of years.

About 13,000 people welcomed the longest day of the year at Stonehenge's summer solstice overnight.

Stonehenge is an ancient prehistoric site which may have been a place of worship and celebration around solstice for thousands of years. Many consider Stonehenge a sacred site.

Temperatures remained warm throughout the evening and early hours of the morning - reaching a mild 16.1 degrees celsius at its coolest at 6am.

The sun set at 9.26pm and rose at 4.52am to the sound of celebratory chanting, drumming and prayer. 

The excitement was captured live on our digital and social channels. Yesterday evening's sunset and this morning's sunrise was live streamed on YouTube and Facebook, with behind the scenes coverage on Instagram and Snapchat.

We also created a one-minute timelapse of the sunset and sunrise on YouTube.

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