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  Thousands celebrate at Stonehenge
Updated 21 June 2004, 08.15
Sunrise at Stonehenge
Around 21,000 revellers have watched the sun come up at the ancient site Stonehenge to celebrate the longest day of the year - the summer solstice.

The 5,000-year-old stone circle was open to the public. In previous years, it has remained closed because of fear of damage to the stones.

The reason for Stonehenge has puzzled historians for centuries, but some think it was a temple to the sun.

People danced and music was played as the sun rose at around 5am on Monday.

Revellers at the site
Revellers at the site

Around 150 police attended the event, but it was largely trouble-free.

There were a small number of arrests after people started climbing on the stones and misbehaving.

Disturbance

Back in 1985, there was a huge disturbance at the event that ended with 12 people having to go to hospital.

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