Thousands gather at Stonehenge for annual ritual marking the summer solstice

FILE - A reveler prays at sunrise as thousands gather at the ancient stone circle Stonehenge to celebrate the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, near Salisbury, England, Friday, June 21, 2019. Druids, pagans, hippies, local residents, tourists and costumed witches and wizards are expected to start gathering Tuesday, June 20, 2023, around a prehistoric stone circle on a plain in southern England to express their devotion to the sun, or to have some communal fun. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)

LONDON (AP) —A seemingly curious alliance of druids, pagans, hippies, local residents, tourists and costumed witches and wizards are gathering around a prehistoric stone circle on a plain in southern England to express their devotion to the sun, or to have some communal fun.