In Sweden, the longest day of the year is a very special one. It's Midsummer. Traditionally, in Sweden the Majstang pole, decorated with flowers and leaves, starts the Midsummer celebrations.
Dancing in a disco, boozing in a bar? How boring! Nowadays, partygoers aren't satisfied with just any old party at your standard locale. They want to celebrate whenever they want, wherever they want!
For thousands of years, people have celebrated the summer solstice, or midsummer day. Nowadays, it's easy to explain what it's about, but in prehistoric times, this natural phenomenon seemed to be a mystery to people.
Its World Cup exit is part of an increasingly familiar picture. The ex-football and export champion now seems passive and indecisive, while others dominate the game. It is partly a leadership issue, says Joscha Weber.
Huge crowds have turned out to celebrate Britain's LGBT community at London's annual pride parade. This year, a contingent of Royal Marines was part of the festivities for the first time.
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