Photos: Yoga, dance greet summer solstice

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1 An Aymara indigenous man attend a new years' ritual at the ruins from the ancient civilization of Tiwanaku in the highlands in Tiwanaku, Bolivia, Friday, June 21, 2013. The Aymara celebrate the year 5,521 as well as the southern hemisphere's winter solstice, marking the start of a new agricultural cycle. 
2 People perform in celebration during the summer solstice shortly after 4:52 a.m. at the prehistoric Stonehenge monument, near Salisbury, England, Friday, June 21, 2013. Following an annual all-night party, thousands of New Agers and neo-pagans danced and whooped in delight at the ancient stone circle Stonehenge, marking the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. 
3 People practice yoga in New York's Times Square, Friday, June 21, 2013. Yoga enthusiast marked the longest day of the year with five free "Mind Over Madness" yoga classes during the 11th annual Solstice in Times Square. 
4 People practice yoga in New York's Times Square, Friday, June 21, 2013. Yoga enthusiast marked the longest day of the year with five free "Mind Over Madness" yoga classes during the11th annual Solstice in Times Square. 
5 People raise their hands in celebration during the summer solstice shortly after 4:52 a.m. at the prehistoric Stonehenge monument, near Salisbury, England, Friday, June 21, 2013. Following an annual all-night party, thousands of New Agers and neo-pagans danced and whooped in delight at the ancient stone circle Stonehenge, marking the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. 
6 Aymara indigenous musicians play flutes and drums after the first rays of sun during a new years' ritual at the ruins from the ancient civilization of Tiwanaku, in the highlands in Tiwanaku, Bolivia, Friday, June 21, 2013. Bolivia's Aymara celebrate the year 5,521 as well as the southern hemisphere's winter solstice, marking the start of a new agricultural cycle. 
7 People hold their hands up to feel the first rays of sun during a traditional Andean new years' ritual at the ruins from the ancient civilization of Tiwanaku, in the highlands in Tiwanaku, Bolivia, Friday, June 21, 2013. Bolivia's Aymara Indians celebrate the year 5,521 as well as the southern hemisphere's winter solstice, marking the start of a new agricultural cycle. 
8 Children cool off at a water fountain during the summer solstice in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, June 21, 2013. 
9 Children cool off at a water fountain during the summer solstice in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, June 21, 2013. 
10 Kielder Observatory on the day of the Summer Solstice on June 21, 2013 in Kielder, England. The Kielder Observatory is situated in the remote Kielder forest in the heart of Northumberland and is a centre to promote the science of astronomy and physics to the wider public. The Solstice event was held to allow visitors to view the sunrise safely using solar viewing glasses and powerful solar telescopes. Due to heavy cloud cover however the sunrise was not visible this time. 
11 Druids, pagans and revelers celebrate the summer solstice at the megalithic monument of Stonehenge on June 21, 2013 near Amesbury, England. Despite cloudy skies, thousands gathered at the 5,000 year old stone circle in Wiltshire to see the sunrise on the Summer Solstice dawn. The solstice sunrise marks the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. 
12 Solstice reveler Mad Al gestures as he joins druids, pagans and revelers celebrating the summer solstice at the megalithic monument of Stonehenge on June 21, 2013 near Amesbury, England. Despite cloudy skies, thousands of revelers gathered at the 5,000-year-old stone circle in Wiltshire to see the sunrise on the summer solstice dawn. The solstice sunrise marks the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. 
13 Participants practice yoga as part of a series of mass yoga classes set on Times Square to celebrate the summer solstice in New York, June 21, 2013. 
14 Aisha Johnson and other enthusiasts perform yoga in Times Square during an event marking the summer solstice on June 21, 2013 in New York City. Thousands of yogis will attend the free day-long event in Manhattan on the longest day of the year. 
15 Northumberland dance company 'Dansformation' perform for visitors at Kielder Observatory on the day of the summer solstice on June 21, 2013 in Kielder, England. The Kielder Observatory is situated in the remote Kielder forest in the heart of Northumberland and is a center to promote the science of astronomy and physics to the wider public. The event was held to mark the solstice and to allow visitors to view the sunrise safely using solar viewing glasses and powerful solar telescopes. Due to heavy cloud cover however the sunrise was not visible this time. 
16 Northumberland dance company 'Dansformation' perform for visitors at Kielder Observatory on the day of the Summer Solstice on June 21, 2013 in Kielder, England. The Kielder Observatory is situated in the remote Kielder forest in the heart of Northumberland and is a center to promote the science of astronomy and physics to the wider public. The event was held to mark the solstice and to allow visitors to view the sunrise safely using solar viewing glasses and powerful solar telescopes. Due to heavy cloud cover however the sunrise was not visible this time.