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Ancient Tradition: Revelers Witness First Summer Sunrise

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People watch the sun rise over the standing stones at the prehistoric monument Stonehenge, near Amesbury in Southern England, on June 21. GEOFF CADDICK / AFP - Getty Images

Revelers gathered to celebrate the 2014 summer solstice at the prehistoric monument Stonehenge, near Amesbury in southern England, on Saturday. The festival, which dates back thousands of years, celebrates the longest day of the year when the sun is at its maximum elevation.

Image: A reveller hugs one of the stones as she celebrates the summer solstice on Salisbury Plain in southern England
A woman hugs one of the stones as she celebrates the summer solstice at Stonehenge in southern England on Saturday. KIERAN DOHERTY / Reuters