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In Pictures: Stonehenge through the decades

It is 100 years since Stonehenge was donated to the nation.

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The sun rising over Stonehenge (Christopher Ison/English Heritage/PA)

The sun rising over Stonehenge (Christopher Ison/English Heritage/PA)

The sun rising over Stonehenge (Christopher Ison/English Heritage/PA)

Friday marks 100 years since Stonehenge was donated to the nation, and English Heritage is holding a day of celebrations.

Here we take a look at the ancient monument through the years to mark the milestone.

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Musicians rehearsing at Stonehenge in Wiltshire ahead of English Heritage’s celebrations marking 100 years since Stonehenge was donated to the nation (Christopher Ison/English Heritage/PA)

Musicians rehearsing at Stonehenge in Wiltshire ahead of English Heritage’s celebrations marking 100 years since Stonehenge was donated to the nation (Christopher Ison/English Heritage/PA)

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Musicians rehearsing at Stonehenge in Wiltshire ahead of English Heritage’s celebrations marking 100 years since Stonehenge was donated to the nation (Christopher Ison/English Heritage/PA)

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Musicians rehearsing at Stonehenge in Wiltshire ahead of English Heritage’s celebrations marking 100 years since Stonehenge was donated to the nation (Christopher Ison/English Heritage/PA)

Musicians rehearsing at Stonehenge in Wiltshire ahead of English Heritage’s celebrations marking 100 years since Stonehenge was donated to the nation (Christopher Ison/English Heritage/PA)

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Musicians rehearsing at Stonehenge in Wiltshire ahead of English Heritage’s celebrations marking 100 years since Stonehenge was donated to the nation (Christopher Ison/English Heritage/PA)

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Musicians rehearsing at Stonehenge in Wiltshire ahead of English Heritage’s celebrations marking 100 years since Stonehenge was donated to the nation (Christopher Ison/English Heritage/PA)

Musicians rehearsing at Stonehenge in Wiltshire ahead of English Heritage’s celebrations marking 100 years since Stonehenge was donated to the nation (Christopher Ison/English Heritage/PA)

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Musicians rehearsing at Stonehenge in Wiltshire ahead of English Heritage’s celebrations marking 100 years since Stonehenge was donated to the nation (Christopher Ison/English Heritage/PA)

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Stonehenge whilst its sarsen stones were buttressed with timber to prevent their collapse in 1913 (PA)

Stonehenge whilst its sarsen stones were buttressed with timber to prevent their collapse in 1913 (PA)

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Stonehenge whilst its sarsen stones were buttressed with timber to prevent their collapse in 1913 (PA)

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Members of the Haemus Lodge (Brighton and Worthing District of Sussex) during their mid-summer ceremony at Stonehenge in 1949 (PA)

Members of the Haemus Lodge (Brighton and Worthing District of Sussex) during their mid-summer ceremony at Stonehenge in 1949 (PA)

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Members of the Haemus Lodge (Brighton and Worthing District of Sussex) during their mid-summer ceremony at Stonehenge in 1949 (PA)

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Edinburgh University Professor Richard Atkinson, left, looking for evidence of the origins of Stonehenge in 1985 (PA)

Edinburgh University Professor Richard Atkinson, left, looking for evidence of the origins of Stonehenge in 1985 (PA)

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Edinburgh University Professor Richard Atkinson, left, looking for evidence of the origins of Stonehenge in 1985 (PA)

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The final stone being put in place during the restoration of Stonehenge in 1957 (PA)

The final stone being put in place during the restoration of Stonehenge in 1957 (PA)

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The final stone being put in place during the restoration of Stonehenge in 1957 (PA)

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Photo dated 30/06/1959 of what is known to the Ministry of Works as No. 91 Station Stone undergoing preparations to be straightened at Stonehenge (PA)

Photo dated 30/06/1959 of what is known to the Ministry of Works as No. 91 Station Stone undergoing preparations to be straightened at Stonehenge (PA)

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Photo dated 30/06/1959 of what is known to the Ministry of Works as No. 91 Station Stone undergoing preparations to be straightened at Stonehenge (PA)

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Stonehenge in Wiltshire in 1968 (PA)

Stonehenge in Wiltshire in 1968 (PA)

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Stonehenge in Wiltshire in 1968 (PA)

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People wearing white robes during a procession in 1981 celebrating the Midsummer Solstice at Stonehenge (PA)

People wearing white robes during a procession in 1981 celebrating the Midsummer Solstice at Stonehenge (PA)

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People wearing white robes during a procession in 1981 celebrating the Midsummer Solstice at Stonehenge (PA)

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A 1985 photo of people chanting and holding hands ahead of Summer Solstice celebrations at Stonehenge (PA)

A 1985 photo of people chanting and holding hands ahead of Summer Solstice celebrations at Stonehenge (PA)

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A 1985 photo of people chanting and holding hands ahead of Summer Solstice celebrations at Stonehenge (PA)

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Police in 1985 preventing people from reaching Stonehenge during a clash against a banned pop festival (PA)

Police in 1985 preventing people from reaching Stonehenge during a clash against a banned pop festival (PA)

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Police in 1985 preventing people from reaching Stonehenge during a clash against a banned pop festival (PA)

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A woman holding a baby as she is led away by a policeman after violence erupted due to people attempting to hold a banned pop festival at Stonehenge in 1989 (PA)

A woman holding a baby as she is led away by a policeman after violence erupted due to people attempting to hold a banned pop festival at Stonehenge in 1989 (PA)

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A woman holding a baby as she is led away by a policeman after violence erupted due to people attempting to hold a banned pop festival at Stonehenge in 1989 (PA)

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Barbed wire preventing people from reaching Stonehenge in 1985 after a pop festival was banned (PA)

Barbed wire preventing people from reaching Stonehenge in 1985 after a pop festival was banned (PA)

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Barbed wire preventing people from reaching Stonehenge in 1985 after a pop festival was banned (PA)

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Police in 1989 monitoring roads around Stonehenge to prevent people from gathering to celebrate the Summer Solstice (Barry Batchelor/PA)

Police in 1989 monitoring roads around Stonehenge to prevent people from gathering to celebrate the Summer Solstice (Barry Batchelor/PA)

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Police in 1989 monitoring roads around Stonehenge to prevent people from gathering to celebrate the Summer Solstice (Barry Batchelor/PA)

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Army cadets and members of the Royal British Legion forming a circle of remembrance at Stonehenge in 2000 (Chris Ison/PA)

Army cadets and members of the Royal British Legion forming a circle of remembrance at Stonehenge in 2000 (Chris Ison/PA)

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Army cadets and members of the Royal British Legion forming a circle of remembrance at Stonehenge in 2000 (Chris Ison/PA)

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People celebrating the Summer Solstice in 2002 (Chris Ison/PA)

People celebrating the Summer Solstice in 2002 (Chris Ison/PA)

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People celebrating the Summer Solstice in 2002 (Chris Ison/PA)

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A member of the Sport England team taking the Queen’s Baton Relay past Stonehenge in 2005 (Chris Young/PA)

A member of the Sport England team taking the Queen’s Baton Relay past Stonehenge in 2005 (Chris Young/PA)

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A member of the Sport England team taking the Queen’s Baton Relay past Stonehenge in 2005 (Chris Young/PA)

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Arthur Pendragon watching the sunrise at Stonehenge in 2005 (Chris Young/PA)

Arthur Pendragon watching the sunrise at Stonehenge in 2005 (Chris Young/PA)

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Arthur Pendragon watching the sunrise at Stonehenge in 2005 (Chris Young/PA)

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Crowds gather to celebrate the Winter Solstice in 2009 (Ben Birchall/PA)

Crowds gather to celebrate the Winter Solstice in 2009 (Ben Birchall/PA)

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Crowds gather to celebrate the Winter Solstice in 2009 (Ben Birchall/PA)

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Michael Johnson holding the Olympic Flame at Stonehenge in 2012 (Danny Lawson/PA)

Michael Johnson holding the Olympic Flame at Stonehenge in 2012 (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Michael Johnson holding the Olympic Flame at Stonehenge in 2012 (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Then prime minister David Cameron visiting Stonehenge in 2014 (Steve Parsons/PA)

Then prime minister David Cameron visiting Stonehenge in 2014 (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Then prime minister David Cameron visiting Stonehenge in 2014 (Steve Parsons/PA)

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A woman wearing a colourful head-dress at Stonehenge during the 2018 Summer Solstice (Ben Birchall/PA)

A woman wearing a colourful head-dress at Stonehenge during the 2018 Summer Solstice (Ben Birchall/PA)

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A woman wearing a colourful head-dress at Stonehenge during the 2018 Summer Solstice (Ben Birchall/PA)

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