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In Pictures: Crowds greet the sun on the longest day of the year

Thousands of people got up early to celebrate the summer solstice.

The sun rises between the stones and over crowds at Stonehenge (Ben Birchall/PA)
The sun rises between the stones and over crowds at Stonehenge (Ben Birchall/PA)

Thousands of people got up early on Friday to see the sun rise on the longest day of the year – the summer solstice.

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People pass through low mist at Stonehenge (Ben Birchall/PA)
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People watch the sun rise at the Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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A farmhouse near Honley in West Yorkshire is bathed in early morning sunlight (Danny Lawson/PA)
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A man faces the rising sun at Stonehenge (Ben Birchall/PA)
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Crowds gathered early to wait for the sun to rise at the Avebury stone circle (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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Early morning sunlight above Emley Moor transmitting station in Kirklees, West Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
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A druid rests in the stone circle at Stonehenge (Ben Birchall/PA)
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People got up early to watch the sun rise in Wiltshire on the longest day (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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The sun peeps through the clouds above Victoria Tower on Castle Hill in Huddersfield (Danny Lawson/PA)
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A couple embrace as the sun rises at the Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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The sun rises over London (Julia Saqui/PA)
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Summer solstice revellers practise yoga at Stonehenge (Ben Birchall/PA)
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People gather around stones at the Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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