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PHOTOS: 12-21-12 around the world

7:07 AM, Dec 21, 2012   |    comments
  • A man sitting on a fake rocket set on the roof of his car pretends taking off 1,231 meter high peak of Bugarach - one of the few places on Earth some believe will be spared when the world allegedly ends today according to claims regarding the ancient Mayan calendarto the dressed up as the Death walks, on December 21, 2012 in the French southwestern village of Bugarach. French authorities have pleaded with New Age fanatics, sightseers and media crews not to converge on the tiny village. (Photo cr
  • A dancer dressed in a costume and a head-dress performs during a ceremony marking the end of the Mayan age, on December 21, 2012 in Madrid. Ceremonies are being held to celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Bak'tun 13 and the start of the new Maya Era on December 21. (Photo credit PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU,PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A dancer dressed in a costume and a head-dress performs during a ceremony marking the end of the Mayan age, on December 21, 2012 in Madrid. Ceremonies are being held to celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Bak'tun 13 and the start of the new Maya Era on December 21. (Photo credit PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU,PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A Mayan shaman takes part in a ceremony on December 21, 2012, celebrating the end of the Mayan cycle known as Bak'tun 13 and the start of the Maya new age, at the Tikal archaeological site, Peten departament, 560 kms north of Guatemala City. (Photo: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Mayan shamans take part in a ceremony on December 21, 2012, celebrating the end of the Mayan cycle known as Bak'tun 13 and the start of the Maya new age, at the Tikal archaeological site, Peten departament, 560 kms north of Guatemala City. (Photo credit JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Disguised people party in front of the 1,231 meter high peak of Bugarach - one of the few places on Earth some believe will be spared when the world allegedly ends today according to claims regarding the ancient Mayan calendarto the dressed up as the Death walks, on December 21, 2012 in the French southwestern village of Bugarach. French authorities have pleaded with New Age fanatics, sightseers and media crews not to converge on the tiny village. (Photo credit ERIC CABANIS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Guatemalan natives and visitors take part in a ceremony on December 21, 2012, celebrating the end of the Mayan cycle known as Bak'tun 13 and the start of the Maya new age, at the Tikal archaeological site, Peten departament, 560 kms north of Guatemala City. (Photo credit JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A woman in Mayan costume performs at Central America Park in Copan Ruinas, some 400 kms northwest of Tegucigalpa, on December 20, 2012. Ceremonies will be held to celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Bak'tun 13 and the start of the new Maya Era on December 21. (Photo credit ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A Honduras Maya Chorti player celebrates after winning 6-5 in the Mayan ball game at Guatemala´s Quirigua in Copan Ruinas, some 400 kms west of Tegucigalpa, on December 18, 2012. The ancient Mayan ball game is part of celebrations that will finish next December 21, when the current 5200-year cycle comes to an end and a new era begins in the Mayan calender. According to historians, the Mayan ball game was a form of ritual, where the loser was sacrificed. (Photo credit ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Ima
  • Dancers dressed in costumes and head-dresses perform during a ceremony marking the end of the Mayan age, on December 21, 2012 in Madrid. Ceremonies are being held to celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Bak'tun 13 and the start of the new Maya Era on December 21. (Photo credit PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU,PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Two people with her faces painted in green walk in the streets of the French southwestern village of Bugarach, on December 21, 2012, near the 1,231 meter high peak of Bugarach - one of the few places on Earth some believe will be spared when the world allegedly ends today according to claims regarding the ancient Mayan calendar. French authorities have pleaded with New Age fanatics, sightseers and media crews not to converge on the tiny village. (Photo credit ERIC CABANIS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A man wearing an alien costume holds a sign against the construction of an airport at Notre-Dame-des-Landes and reading 'No to Ayrault-Porc. Jean-Marc return from Mars' on December 21, 2012, in the streets of the French southwestern village of Bugarach, near the 1,231 meter high peak of Bugarach - one of the few places on Earth some believe will be spared when the world allegedly ends today according to claims regarding the ancient Mayan calendar. French authorities have pleaded with New Age fan
  • University students celebrate their gradulation in front of a replica of a Mayan pyramid before a count-down ceremony organized by the National Museum of Natural Science to help ensure the public it is not the end of the world, in central Taichung on December 21, 2012. A digital 'doomsday clock' on top of a two-storey replica Mayan pyramid erected at a museum in central Taiwan's Taichung city completed its countdown for the end of the world at 0600 GMT -- midnight in Mexico. (Photo credit SAM YE
    
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Pictures of people around the world recognizing the end of the Mayan calendar on 12-21-12.

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