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6,400 people were at Stonehenge this morning to mark the winter solstice.
This is twice the number who participated last year - Stonehenge managers say because it is dry, and schools are out for Christmas.
Kate Davies, Stonehenge General Manager, talks more about the enduring appeal of this ancient tradition.
Our reporter Rob Murphy has been with the crowds at Stonehenge, who have been up with the sunrise to celebrate the winter solstice.
It has been a cloudy one, but that hasn't dulled the enthusiasm of the thousands of people marking this ancient tradition.
Crowds have gathered at Stonehenge in Wiltshire to mark the Winter Solstice. It's cloudy at the ancient stones ahead of the 0804 sunrise.