Monday, June 22, 2015

Thousands mark summer solstice at Britain's Stonehenge

Revellers celebrate the pagan festival of Summer Solstice at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, southern England on Sunday, June 21, 2015.
UNITED KINGDOM---Around 23,000 people, some with flowers in their hair and playing drums and accordions, showed up at the site in Wiltshire, southwest England to see the sun rise at 4:52am (0352 GMT). The main stones at Stonehenge, a World Heritage Site, are thought to have been erected in around 2500 BC. Thousands of people including modern-day druids flock to the site every year to celebrate the solstice, which is also the official start of summer. [link]