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Thousands Mark Summer Solstice At Stonehenge
More than 30,000 people have turned out at Stonehenge overnight to see the sun rise on the longest day in the calendar.
The Summer Solstice has a long tradition of attracting people to the monument, off the A303, where latter-day Druids gather to witness the event.
Stonehenge is one of Britain's most popular tourist attractions.
It was built between 3,000 BC and 1,600 BC, and its original purpose is still debated.
Solstices were an important part of Europe's pre-Christian calendar and many speculate that Stonehenge's orientation offers clues to its creators' pagan traditions.
Wiltshire Police said 25 people were arrested during celebrations, largely for drugs-related offences.
A spokesman said: "We are pleased that the Solstice celebrations at Stonehenge and Avebury have been enjoyable events for the majority of people attending.
"There were 25 arrests at Stonehenge and two at Avebury which were mainly for drug-related offences.
"The road system worked well with minimum delays and many people used the public transport as we advised people to do.
"Every year there are new challenges for us at Solstice but it is always a pleasure to see so many people enjoying the event."