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Last Updated: Wednesday June 21 2006 14:50 GMT

In pictures: Solstice party at Stonehenge

Partygoers gather at Stonehenge on Salisbury plain to celebrate the longest day of the year

Partygoers gather at Stonehenge on Salisbury plain to celebrate the longest day of the year

The longest day is known as the summer solstice. This reveller swung lights around his head while waiting for the sun to rise

The longest day is known as the summer solstice. This reveller swung lights around his head while waiting for the sun to rise

The sun broke through the clouds in what is seen as a very mystically important day

The sun broke through the clouds in what is seen as a very mystically important day

The stones at Stonehenge have been there for thousands of years. No-one knows exactly what they are for...

The stones at Stonehenge have been there for thousands of years. No-one knows exactly what they are for...

... although some people think they are an ancient calendar. This lady takes a well-earned rest between the stones

... although some people think they are an ancient calendar. This lady takes a well-earned rest between the stones



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