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29 December 2009
Winter solstice celebrations at Stonehenge

Hundreds of people celebrated the winter solstice at Stonehenge, braving snowy travel conditions and a morning fog. About 700 people saw the sun rise at the ancient site near Salisbury, England. Peter Carson, Stonehenge's director, said it "was really looking picture-postcard perfect." Summer solstice is also observed at the site, but Carson said the winter celebrations are increasingly popular. He said there's a "better understanding that Stonehenge was a monument more significant at the winter rather than summer solstice."

Sources: Associated Press, Yahoo! News (22 December 2009)

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