Celebrating Winter Solstice at Stonehenge

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Despite the rain and wind, a large crowd gathered at the famous historic stone circle Stonehenge to celebrate the sunrise closest to the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year – an event claimed to be more important in the pagan calendar than the summer solstice, because it marks the ‘re-birth’ of the Sun for the New Year. Photographs by Matt Cardy of Getty Images.


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