Thousands greet solstice with yoga in Times Square

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NEW YORK (AP) — The downward-facing dog days of summer are here.

Thousands of New Yorkers are marking the first day of summer on Saturday by practicing yoga in Times Square.

The 12th annual Solstice in Times Square is sponsored by the Times Square Alliance and Athleta, Gap Inc.’s exercise-wear brand.

Row after row of yoga mats are laid out on the street.

Instructors are guiding the participants through their poses.

The solstice celebration started at 5:30 a.m. and is scheduled to end at 9:15 p.m.

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