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The Mayan Apocalypse in photos

by | 21st, December 2012

THE world did not end. This is not to say it won’t. The end has been coming every since the start. Catastrophe will see all things wrong made right. The Mayan apocalypse would deliver the godly, the meek and the spiritual, and punish the heathen, bigoted and sinning. Love would triumph over evil.

But not yet…

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A Mayan dancer performs at the Xcaret Eco Theme Park on the outskirts of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Amid a worldwide frenzy of advertisers and new-agers preparing for a Maya apocalypse, one group is approaching Dec. 21 with calm and equanimity, the people whose ancestors supposedly made the prediction in the first place. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

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People dressed in alien costumes pose for a photo in front of Pic de Bugarach mountain at a small party in the town of Bugarach, France, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Although the long expected end of the Mayan calendar has come, the New Age enthusiasts have steered clear from the sleepy French town of Bugarach, which gave some locals a chance to joke about the UFO legends that surround the area. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

People dressed in alien costumes pose for a photo in front of Pic de Bugarach mountain at a small party in the town of Bugarach, France, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Although the long expected end of the Mayan calendar has come, the New Age enthusiasts have steered clear from the sleepy French town of Bugarach, which gave some locals a chance to joke about the UFO legends that surround the area. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

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People gather around a sacred fire at the Mayan archeological site of Iximche during a ceremony marking the end of the 13th Oxlajuj B’aktun in Tecpan, Guatemala, early Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. The end of the 13th Oxlajuj B’aktun marks a new period in the Mayan calendar, an event only comparable in recent times with the new millennium in 2000. While the Mayan calendar cycle has prompted a wave of doomsday speculation across the globe, few in the Mayan heartland believe the world will end on Friday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

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Women soak up the sun after its rise at the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge, in southern England, as access to the site is given to druids, New Age followers and members of the public on the annual Winter Solstice, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Doomsday hour is here and so still are we.  “This is not the end of the world. This is the beginning of the new world,” Star Johnsen-Moser, an American seer, said at a gathering of hundreds of spiritualists at a convention center in the Yucatan city of Merida, an hour and a half from the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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A car past a traffic sign saying “Rtanj” in the Serbian mountain of Rtanj, some 220km (140 miles) southeast of Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.

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Students jump together to pose for photographers in front of a mock pyramid after the countdown time when many believe the Mayan people predicted the end of the world, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in Taichung, southern Taiwan. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

 

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Students react during the countdown to when many believe the Mayan people predicted the end of the world, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in Taichung, southern Taiwan. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Mayan gather in front of the Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. A Mexican Indian seer who calls himself Ac Tah, and who has traveled around Mexico erecting small pyramids he calls “neurological circuits,” said he holds high hopes for Dec. 21. “We are preparing ourselves to receive a huge magnetic field straight from the center of the galaxy,” he said. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

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A man dressed as a character from the movie Star Wars distributes toilet paper to Ukrainians as part of stunt in central Kiev devoted to the end of the world, projected by some believers, for Friday in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

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Peruvian shamans perform a ritual against the alleged 2012 apocalyptic Mayan prediction in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. . The social network Imgur posted photos of clocks turning midnight in the Asia-Pacific region with messages such as: “The world has not ended. Sincerely, New Zealand.” (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)



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