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Pagans, Hippies Celebrate Solstice at Stonehenge

Thousands gather to witness traditional ceremonies
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2011 8:15 AM CDT

(Newser) – More than 18,000 people gathered at Stonehenge to celebrate summer solstice, witnessing sunrise on the longest day of the year. The Telegraph’s article on the event is full of fun little tidbits: The revelers are described as “an eclectic mix of sun worshippers, hippies, and pagans,” and a Druid named Arthur Uther Pendragon conducted the traditional pagan ceremonies. Not surprisingly, about 20 people were arrested for minor drug infractions. (Read more Stonehenge stories.)

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