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People around the world were up at the crack of dawn on Friday to celebrate the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.Full story

Celebrating the summer solstice

Friday was the longest day of the year and summer is officially underway; the season of longer days and shorter nights. 22News explains the significance of Friday evening's summer solstice. Full story

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As the Northern Hemisphere enjoys the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, researchers overwintering in Antarctica are celebrating midwinter. Full story

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  Thousands welcome summer from Stonehenge

Thousands gathered at the ancient monument of Stonehenge to celebrate the summer solstice and watch the sun rise on the longest day of the year. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.  

  Hoda: I jolt the bed to stop a snorer

TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb discuss a new study about how one-third of Americans are sleep deprived. KLG says she’s never slept a full night in the past 24 years and Hoda explains her secret to stopping a snorer.

  Summer quiz! What color is the sun?

TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, along with Lori  Bergamotto from Lucky magazine, quiz viewers about summer trivia, such as the color of the sun and when the first bikini was made.

  New York's Summer Solstice Celebration

Summer is officially here as thousands gathered in Times Square to give it a proper welcome.

  Cloudy skies over Stonehenge solstice

Clouds and rain greeted thousands of tourists gathering Stonehenge in celebration of the summer solstice. Msnbc.com's Alex Witt reports.

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People dance as they take part in the Ivan Kupala festival near the town of Rakov
People dance as they take part in the Ivan Kupala festival near the town of Rakov

People dance as they take part in the Ivan Kupala festival near the town of Rakov, some 45 km west of Minsk, June 22, 2013. The traditional festival celebrates the summer solstice with overnight festivities such as people singing and dancing around campfires, as they believe it will purge them of t

People take part in the Ivan Kupala festival near the town of Rakov
People take part in the Ivan Kupala festival near the town of Rakov

People take part in the Ivan Kupala festival near the town of Rakov, some 45 km west of Minsk, June 22, 2013. The traditional festival celebrates the summer solstice with overnight festivities such as people singing and dancing around campfires, as they believe it will purge them of their sins and