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Mayan temple damaged in tourist 'apocalypse' frenzy
Mayan temple damaged in tourist 'apocalypse' frenzy

Tourists flocking to Guatemala for "end of the world" parties have damaged an ancient stone temple at Tikal, the largest archeological site and urban center of the Mayan civilization.

Mayan temple damaged in tourist 'apocalypse' frenzy
Amazingly, world survives Maya 'apocalypse'
Amazingly, world survives Maya 'apocalypse'

A global day of lighthearted doom-themed celebration and superstitious scare-mongering culminated Friday at the temples of the Mayan people, whose calendar sparked fears of apocalypse.

Amazingly, world survives Maya 'apocalypse'
Earthlings head to nearest bunker, or bar, at 'world's end'
Earthlings head to nearest bunker, or bar, at 'world's end'

Diehard doomsayers will be scurrying to the nearest shelter in fear of a Mayan prophecy of the world's end Friday, but many more from Delhi to Sydney will ring in the date by partying like there's no tomorrow.

Earthlings head to nearest bunker, or bar, at 'world's end'
Popol Vuh: the Mayan holy book
Popol Vuh: the Mayan holy book

Before the creation of the Earth, there was only silence and darkness, only the sky and the sea until the deities Tepeu and Gucumatz created trees, animals and man -- so says the Mayan holy book.

Popol Vuh: the Mayan holy book
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Kazakhstan scientists speak of doomsday

Kazakhstan biophysics and astrophysics commented predictions of the coming doomsday from the scientific point of view.

Kazakhstan scientists speak of doomsday
The Supreme Mufti of Kazakhstan sheikh Absattar Derbissali. ©REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
Supreme Mufti of Kazakhstan called citizens to put doomsday out of their heads

Rumors have been spreading that we will have to face an apocalypse. People are getting scared and stocking up on food. All this is a groundless lie: Mufti.

Supreme Mufti of Kazakhstan called citizens to put doomsday out of their heads
December 21: End of Mayan calendar, or end of the world?
December 21: End of Mayan calendar, or end of the world?

Gonzalo Alvarez, who had just arrived in Cancun for two weeks of revelry linked to a major milestone in the Mayan calendar, seemed reasonably cheerful for a man about to swallowed up by the Apocalypse.

December 21: End of Mayan calendar, or end of the world?
Australian PM warns of 'zombie, K-Pop' doomsday
Australian PM warns of 'zombie, K-Pop' doomsday

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Thursday weighed into the debate about whether the world will end on December 21 under the Mayan calendar in a spoof video about Korean pop and flesh-eating zombies.

Australian PM warns of 'zombie, K-Pop' doomsday
The world won't end next month, Maya experts insist
The world won't end next month, Maya experts insist

Relax doomsayers, the Maya people did not really mark their calendar for the end of the world on December 21, 2012.

The world won't end next month, Maya experts insist
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Kazakhstan residents preparing for doomsday

Many Kazakhstan citizens are concerned about the Mayan calendar’s ‘apocalyptic’ prediction that the world may end on December 21, 2012.

Kazakhstan residents preparing for doomsday
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Maya demand an end to doomsday myth

Guatemala's Mayan people accused the government and tour groups on Wednesday of perpetuating the myth that their calendar foresees the imminent end of the world for monetary gain.

Maya demand an end to doomsday myth

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