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  • Summer Solstice Traditions Around the World

    Participants practice yoga as part of a series of mass yoga classes in New York's Times Square to celebrate the summer solstice, June 21, 2013.
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    Revelers dance in the center of the stones as they wait for the arrival of the summer solstice at Stonehenge, June 20, 2013 near Amesbury, England. Despite cloudy skies, thousands of revelers gathered at the 5,000-year-old stone circle in Wiltshire to see the sunrise on the summer solstice dawn. The solstice sunrise marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
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    Andean religious leaders performs a traditional new years' ritual at the ruins of the ancient civilization of Tiwanaku, located in the highlands in Tiwanaku, Bolivia, at sunrise, June 21, 2013. Bolivia's Aymara Indians are celebrating the year 5,521, as well as the southern hemisphere's winter solstice, which marks the start of a new agricultural cycle.
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    People look at the horizon standing on the rocky crest filled with astronomical markers at the megalithic observatory Kokino soon after sunrise on June 21, 2013. The ancient astronomic observatory, located about 60 miles northeast of Skopje, Macedonia, dates to more than 4,000 years ago. It is ranked by NASA as the fourth-oldest observatory in the world.
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    Kielder Observatory is seen June 21, 2013 in Kielder, England. The Kielder Observatory is situated in the remote Kielder forest in the heart of Northumberland and is a center to promote the science of astronomy and physics to the wider public. A solstice event was held to allow visitors to view the sunrise safely using solar viewing glasses and powerful solar telescopes.
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    Revelers gather to celebrate the pagan festival for the summer solstice at Stonehenge in Wiltshire in southern England, June 21, 2013. The festival, which dates back thousands of years, celebrates the longest day of the year, when the sun is at its maximum elevation. Modern druids and people gather at the landmark Stonehenge every year to see the sun rise on the first morning of summer.
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    People practice yoga in New York's Times Square, June 21, 2013. Yoga enthusiasts marked the longest day of the year with five free "Mind Over Madness" yoga classes during the11th annual Solstice in Times Square.
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    The Northumberland dance company Dansformation performs at the Kielder Observatory on the day of the summer solstice, June 21, 2013 in Kielder, England. The Kielder Observatory is there to promote the science of astronomy and physics to the public. Because of heavy cloud cover, however, the sunrise was not visible this time.
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    An Aymara priest participates in a ritual at sunrise to celebrate the Aymara New Year, June 21, 2013 at the Uyuni salt flat in Bolivia. A crowd gathered to receive the first rays of Tata Inti (god of the sun) during the celebration of the winter solstice that marks the beginning of the 5521st year in the Aymara calendar.
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    Aymara people take part in a ritual at sunrise to celebrate the Aymara New Year, June 21, 2013 at the Uyuni salt flat in Bolivia.
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    Simon, of England, meditates as he touches an ancient stone during the summer solstice shortly after 4.52 a.m. at the prehistoric Stonehenge monument, near Salisbury, England, June 21, 2013. Following an annual all-night party, thousands of new agers and neo-pagans waited at the ancient stone circle Stonehenge for the sun to come up, but cloudy skies prevented them.
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