Yogis celebrate summer with 15th annual Solstice in Times Square (18 images)

On International Yoga Day, thousands participate in eight classes during the 15th annual Solstice in Times Square in New York City on June 21, 2017.

In India, nearly 300,000 people joined together to break the Guinness World Record for the world's largest yoga session. More than 20 other records were set during the event in Ahemdabad.
Updated: June 21, 2017 at 2:55 PM
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The first class of the day began at 7:30 a.m. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Classes are free and continue until 8:30 p.m. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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"At Solstice in Times Square, we invite participants to find peace and tranquility beside the mixture of sights, sounds and endless energy of Times Square," said Tim Tompkins, President of Times Square Alliance and co-founder of the event. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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The event is sponsored by lingerie and intimate apparel brand Aerie. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Hundreds of people will bring in the official start of summer at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue between 42nd & 47th Streets. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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"Even at a time when it seems impossible, one can, and should, take a moment to find harmony within their mind, body, and the world around them," Tompkins said. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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An American flag waves in the breeze. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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