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PHOTOS: Burning The Clocks To Mark The Shortest Day

Posted 12.23.2011 | World

Started in 1995, the Burning the Clocks Festival combines a family solstice lantern parade with a spectacular fire and fireworks show. Burning the Clo...

PHOTOS: Winter Solstice At Stonehenge

Posted 12.23.2011 | World

Druids, pagans and revelers gathered at the Salisbury Plain site to watch the sunrise on the shortest day of the year. To see more great photograph...

Winter Solstice: Holding Hope On The Darkest Day

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

On the winter solstice we northern hemisphere types get less sunlight than on any other day of the year... So why celebrate what should be an otherwise depressing day? Is it because it can't get any worse? Well, yeah. Kind of.