Summer solstice
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The longest day: summer solstice around the world

Summer solstice
In Bolivia, the day marked the new year for the Aymaras, an indigenous people. Their priests wait for the sun to rise in Tibuanacu. (Gustavo Ercole / Associated Press)
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Members of the Unity Church of Tustin raise their arms to embrace the last rays of the sun during a summer solstice celebration at Corona del Mar State Beach. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
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The longest day of the year, the summer solstice, was celebrated with a hike to the summit of Mt. Hollywood in Griffith Park. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
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Paul Strand chants as he pours wine at the four compass points inside a concrete, full-scale replica of Stonehenge, near the banks of the Columbia River near Maryhill, Wash., on the summer solstice. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
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During the 2003, summer solstice, the sun rises at the Thirteen Towers, a line of low stone structures that have spanned an arid slope in Peru like a massive set of prehistoric teeth for 2,400 years. The towers lined up outside the citadel at Chankillo are a massive solar observatory that marks not only the summer and winter solstices, but also the days and weeks of the year. (Ivan Ghezzi / SCI-OBservatory)
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Black spruces are among the tress silhouetted by a fiery sunset on summer solstice in Denali National Park, Alaska. The sun set at 12:21 a.m. and rose at 3:33. (Los Angeles Times)
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During the 2007 summer solstice in New York City, yoga enthusiasts stretch during the Times Square Alliance’s Annual “Summer Solstice in Times Square Yoga-thon.” (Dima Gavrysh / Associated Press)
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Astronomer Ray Martin helps 4-year-old Leila Johnson take a look at the sun through a special telescope as part of a Summer Solstice Celebration at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie. (Ben Woloszyn / Laramie Boomerang)
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