Solstice crowds seek Stonehenge

Josh Martin
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Crowds gathered at Stonehenge yesterday morning to celebrate the summer solstice
MORE than 23,000 people descended on the neolithic Stonehenge site yesterday to celebrate the Summer solstice - the longest day of the year when the sun is at its maximum elevation.

While some revellers would be just happy that the weather was settled for the 4:52am sunrise, some lucky attendees were allowed to touch the stones as well.

The festival dates back thousands of years and crowds were treated to a dramatic sunrise along with some impromptu music performances.