In Pictures: Winter solstice celebrated at Stonehenge

Crowds have gathered at Stonehenge to watch the sun rise after the longest night of the year.

The traditional event attracted hundreds to the Wiltshire monument on what is a special calendar date for the Pagan community.

And the weather held out, treating attendees to a spectacular sunrise.

Winter Solstice
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Winter Solstice
(Ben Birchall/PA)

And the sun is up! ☀️ Happy Winter Solstice all ❄️ @EH_Stonehenge#wintersolsticepic.twitter.com/pt7ajxjac0

— English Heritage (@EnglishHeritage) December 22, 2019

Winter Solstice
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Winter Solstice
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Winter Solstice
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Winter Solstice
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Winter Solstice
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Winter Solstice
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Winter Solstice
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Winter Solstice
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Winter Solstice
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Winter Solstice
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