Women jump over a campfire during the Ivan Kupala festival in the town of Turov, some 167 miles south of Minsk, Russia on July 6, 2012.
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Performers participate in a pre-hispanic dance to celebrate the beginning of the Summer Solstice during the inauguration of a museum at the archaeological site of Tak'Alik A'Baj in Retalhuleu, some 124 miles from Guatemala City on June 21, 2012.
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Members of the Limachi family, and others from the community living along the shores of Lake Titacaca, inspect a reed boat in Suriqui island on Lake Titicaca, some 50 miles northwest of La Paz, Mexico on December 2, 2012. The boat, sponsored by Bolivia's government, was built for the summer solstice.
David Mercado/ Reuters
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Members of Peruvian ancestral Kunturkanki indigenous community participate in a traditional marriage at the Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun) in the Titicaca Lake in Bolivia on December 20, 2012.
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Music is played and torches are held aloft as revelers celebrate into the early hours on the summer solstice at the Avebury stone circle on June 21 2012.
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Swedes perform a popular dance around the ''maypole'' during the celebrations held in Stockholm, Sweeden to commemorate the Midsummer's Eve on June 22, 2012.
Narciso Contreras—Zuma Press
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Devils dance amidst pyrotechnics at The Festival of Els Foguerons de sa Pobla, a Mallorcan celebration held in the Grcia district of Barcelona.
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People take part in the Ivan Kupala festival near the town of Rakov, some 28 miles west of Minsk, Belarus on June 22, 2013. The traditional festival celebrates the summer solstice with overnight festivities as they believe it will purge them of their sins and make them healthier.
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A couple celebrate summer solstice at a stone carved marker for the summer solstice at the Kokino megalithic observatory on June 20, 2012. The 3,800-year-old observatory was discovered in 2001 in the northwestern town of Kumanovo, Macedonia and is ranked the fourth oldest observatory in the world.
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People take part in a group yoga practice on the morning of the summer solstice in New York's Times Square on June 21, 2013. The "Solstice in Times Square" event on Friday brought out thousands of participants to celebrate the year's longest day in New York.
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