STONEHENGE -- WINTER SOLSTICE '09
Hundreds of people celebrated the winter solstice at Stonehenge, braving snowy travel conditions and a morning fog. About 700 people saw the sun rise at the ancient site near Salisbury, England. Peter Carson, Stonehenge's director, said it "was really looking picture-postcard perfect." Summer solstice is also observed at the site, but
Carson said the winter celebrations are increasingly popular. He said there's a "better understanding that Stonehenge was a monument more significant at the winter rather than summer solstice."