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In Pictures: Winter solstice celebrated at Stonehenge

The event marks the longest night of the year.

People gather at Stonehenge to mark the winter solstice (Ben Birchall/PA)
People gather at Stonehenge to mark the winter solstice (Ben Birchall/PA)

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Crowds have gathered at Stonehenge to watch the sun rise after the longest night of the year.

The traditional event attracted hundreds to the Wiltshire monument on what is a special calendar date for the Pagan community.

And the weather held out, treating attendees to a spectacular sunrise.

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