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Dressed as druids, revelers make a torchlight procession before the 2005 June solstice at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, United Kingdom.

Stonehenge has been aligned with the solstice for some 5,000 years. Observers in the center of the famed circle can watch the June solstice sun rise over the Heel Stone, which stands vertical just outside the monument.

Photograph by John D. McHugh/AFP/Getty Images


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