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2014 summer solstice at Stonehenge

Dozens arrested as 37,000 gather to see in the summer solstice at Stonehenge while the country basks in temperatures of 26C (… which is hotter than Madrid)

 

Thousands gathered at Stonehenge this morning to witness the sun rising on the longest day of the year.

 

25 people arrested, largely for drugs-related offences, at site during Summer Solstice celebrations police say.

 

Thousands gathered at Stonehenge in the early hours of this morning to see the sun rise on the longest day of the year - which will see dry, sunny conditions and top temperatures of 26C.

 

At the prehistoric site in the early morning, scores of people could be seen enjoying a beautiful, clear sunrise over the Wiltshire landscape.

 

Summer solstice: How the Stonehenge battles faded.

 

For more than a decade violence, screaming and bloodshed marred the summer solstice at Stonehenge - a far cry from the hippy ideal followed by those wanting access the site.

 

Now families, school groups and druids mingle peacefully amongst the ancient stones as the sun sets on the longest day - so what changed?

 

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-27405147

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Taken on June 21, 2014