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The Karnak sun shines again and forever

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Thursday, 21 12 2017

12:00 AM

Karnak Temple

A shaft of sunlight illuminates the usually dark sanctum of the Karnak temple, in an astronomical phenomenon that happens twice a year, marking the winter solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere.

On December 21, Egypt celebrates the winter solstice as thousands of tourists gather in the holy sanctuary of the Karnak Temple complex.