Traditional British downpour for ancient Stonehenge midsummer rituals
Traditional British weather was unable to dampen the spirits of 18,000 revellers who thronged Stonehenge at dawn today to celebrate the summer solstice.
Clouds blocked out the sight of the sun rising in line with the ancient stone circle at 4.51am.
But dawn on the longest day of the year was nevertheless greeted by ecstatic cheers from the crowd.
An eclectic mix of devoted neo-pagans, travelling eco-warriors, party-goers and curious onlookers shrugged off the rain to converge on the monument, near Amesbury, for a night of singing and dancing.
The festivities, which included two pagan marriage ceremonies, were led by the self-styled King Arthur Pendragon, a veteran Druid...
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