Crowds gathering at Stonehenge for this year's summer solstice were met with grey skies and rain.
Pagans, druids and other attendees were unable to see the sunrise directly this year due to the amount of cloud cover, however despite this and the terrible weather conditions the mood was generally positive. The ancient monument has been the site of solstice rituals for years with a giant 22ft steel statue called 'Ancestor' being set up for the occasion.
"It was wet, misty and muddy but there was an atmosphere that something really special was about to happen," said BBC reporter Will Walder. "Tambourines and drums were being played but then at 4:52 am people were looking from left to right to try to see the sun and had to resort to watches and mobile phones to mark the moment."
"Thousands of people have gathered at Stonehenge to celebrate the summer solstice despite overcast skies."
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Source: BBC News
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