On the shortest night of the year in the city of Poznan, Poland, residents and visitors have helped to illuminate the night sky in celebration of the summer solstice …

This year brought a new world record for the launch of paper lanterns on the 21st of June. A massive crowd gathered to let go of 15,000 lit balloons into the darkness. Before releasing the slow-soaring objects, each attendee scrawled their wishes upon their respective pieces, allowing their desires to float away with the collection of glowing dots.

– excerpted from designboom

[h/t to Andrew Sullivan at The Daily Beast for the clip…music – Young Blood by The Naked And Famous…]