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Serenity in the city: Yoga take over Times Square for summer solstice

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Participants take part in a mass yoga class to mark the summer solstice on Times Square in New York, June 20. Yogis gathered on Times Square to celebrate the longest day of the year during the event which features four free mass yoga session at the heart of Manhattan.

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Ten-month-old Leo Erichsen is held up by his mother, Tatjana Eres of Denmark, as she joins thousands of yoga enthusiasts for a class in New York's Times Square to mark the summer solstice, Wednesday, June 20. Temperatures are expected to be near 100 degrees (37C) Wednesday.

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People practice yoga on the morning of the summer solstice in New York's Times Square June 20. The "Solstice in Times Square" event on Wednesday brought out hundreds of participants to celebrate the year's longest day.

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People practice yoga on the morning of the summer solstice in New York's Times Square June 20.

A massive yoga classes was held in Times Square to mark the summer solstice. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.