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Greeting solstice at 3,800-year-old observatory

2010-06-22 02:41:29 GMT2010-06-22 10:41:29 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The sun is seen during the summer solstice at the Kokino megalithic observatory June 21, 2010. The 3,800-year-old observatory was discovered in 2001 in the northwestern town of Kumanovo, 70 km (43 miles) north from Skopje, and is ranked as the fourth oldest observatory in the world, according to NASA.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A man poses on a rocky crest filled with astronomical markers during the summer solstice at the Kokino megalithic observatory June 21, 2010.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

The sun is seen during the summer solstice at the Kokino megalithic observatory June 21, 2010. The 3,800-year-old observatory was discovered in 2001 in the northwestern town of Kumanovo, 70 km (43 miles) north from Skopje, and is ranked as the fourth oldest observatory in the world, according to NASA.

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