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People at Copacabana beach welcome the first sunrise of summer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO SCORZA / AFP

The winter solstice is celebrated at the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge in southern England, as access to the site is given to druids, New Age followers and others.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated Press

Guatemalan natives and visitors at the Tikal archaeological site take part in a ceremony celebrating the end of the Mayan cycle known as Baktun 13 and the start of the Maya new age.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHAN ORDONEZ / AFP

Cardinals and bishops attend a ceremony for Christmas greetings to Pope Benedict XVI at Clementina Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pool / Getty Images Europe

A man scrapes frost off his windshield on the first day of winter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID EBENER / DPA

Petty Officer First Class Arthur Johnson is greeted by his fiancee, Sonia Castro, upon the return of his ship, the New York, to Norfolk Naval Station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vicki Cronis-Nohe / The Virginian-Pilot

Opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi evacuate a wounded comrade during clashes clash with Islamist supporters of the president.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anonymous / Associated Press

Indian activists participate in a candlelight vigil for the victim of a gang rape that occurred Dec. 16. Hundreds of women marched from the Indian president's house to a war memorial site to protest what they say is a growing number of sex crimes. According to media reports, the condition of the victim, who is hospitalized and was on ventilator support, is improving.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANINDITO MUKHERJEE / EPA

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In Friday’s Pictures in the News: People on a Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, welcome summer’s first day, while in Guatemala,  natives and visitors celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Bak’tun 13 and the start of the Maya new age. At Stonehenge, the winter solstice is observed at sunrise, and in Germany, a man participates in another wintertime ritual — scraping frost off his windshield.

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