Times Square Becomes the City's Largest Yoga Studio

It's in celebration of the summer solstice.

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New York's Times Square was filled with 14,000 yogis yesterday, during the 10th annual Mind Over Madness. According to the Village Voice:

The yoga-thon is in celebration of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Yoga practitioners both novice and advanced participate in a series of classes from sunrise to sunset.

"We created this event not only to celebrate the solstice, but also to bring a sense of stillness to our crazy city," event co-founder Tim Tompkins said at the event. "If you can remain calm and focused while doing yoga in the middle of Times Square then you can do it anywhere."

A couple more photos, by Reuters photographer Brendan McDermid.

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