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Summer Solstice at Stonehenge

Photographer: Kerim Okten

 

More than 20,000 revelers gathered to celebrate the Summer Solstice on 21 June within the circle of standing stones at Stonehenge, in Wiltshire, western England. Pagans, druids and tourists crossed the country to watch the sunrise at the start of the longest day of the year. Stonehenge became a World Heritage Site in 1986. More than one million people visit the historical site each year. The neighbouring road A344 close to the site is about to close as part of a 27 million pounds transformation that will re-connect the monument with its landscape and enable visitors to better appreciate the views and access of the site.