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Nearly 40,000 people gather at Britain's Stonehenge to hail summer solstice

Published on Jun 21, 2014 6:33 PM

LONDON (AFP) - Druids and pagans were among the nearly 40,000 people who gathered at Britain's ancient Stonehenge monument to hail the summer solstice at dawn on Saturday.

The police said they arrested 25 people, mostly for drug offences, during the all-night celebration to mark the longest day of the year.

"We are pleased that the solstice celebrations have been enjoyable events for the majority of people attending," said a police spokesman.

The 5,000-year-old stones stand between 3m and 6m high and are arranged in concentric circles.

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