In Pictures: Crowds greet the sun on the longest day of the year

Thousands of people got up early on Friday to see the sun rise on the longest day of the year – the summer solstice.

Summer Solstice 2019
People watch the sun rise at the Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Summer Solstice 2019
A farmhouse near Honley in West Yorkshire is bathed in early morning sunlight (Danny Lawson/PA)
Summer Solstice 2019
Crowds gathered early to wait for the sun to rise at the Avebury stone circle (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Summer Solstice 2019
Early morning sunlight above Emley Moor transmitting station in Kirklees, West Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
Summer Solstice 2019
People got up early to watch the sun rise in Wiltshire on the longest day (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Summer Solstice 2019
The sun peeps through the clouds above Victoria Tower on Castle Hill in Huddersfield (Danny Lawson/PA)
Summer Solstice 2019
A couple embrace as the sun rises at the Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Summer Solstice 2019
People gather around stones at the Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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