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12-21-2016, 06:47 AM
Winter solstice at Stonehenge


People have been gathering at Stonehenge in Wiltshire on the winter solstice to witness the sunrise on the shortest day of the year
The annual event marks the point at which the North Pole is tilted 23.5 degrees away from the sun
The event attracts many people to the famous stone circle - last year about 5,000 gathered at the site
The sun rose over Stonehenge at 08:13 GMT
Winter solstice is claimed to be more important in the pagan calendar than the summer solstice, because it marks the "rebirth" of the sun for the New Year