PHOTOS: Summer Solstice Marked With Fire, Magic, More

PHOTOS: Summer Solstice Marked With Fire, Magic & Yoga
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Swinging sparklers and garlanded with herbs, women parade in Jastarnia, Poland, during the 2006 summer solstice.

In central and eastern European countries, pagan solstice festivals often honor Kupala, the Slavic goddess of water, herbs, sex, and midsummer.

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