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Mayans

Picture taken December 20, 2012 in the French southwestern village of Bugarach of 1,231 meter high peak of Bugarach - one of the few places on Earth some believe will be spared when the world allegedly ends 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.   AFP PHOTO / ERIC CABANIS        (Photo credit should read ERIC CABANIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Parties Rage On As Many Make Light Of Mayan Doomsday Prophecies

Crowds are surrounding the Chichen Itza and the Mayan ruins, but interpretations of the doomsday calculation vary. Mayans believe that the calendar signaled Dec. 21 as the end of one era, and Dec. 22 as the beginning of a new one.

12/20/2012