Mayan priests place flowers for a ceremony at Iximche archeological site in preparation for the Oxlajuj B'aktun in Tecpan, Guatemala, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. The Oxlajuj B'aktun is on Dec. 21, ... more 
Mayan priests place flowers for a ceremony at Iximche archeological site in preparation for the Oxlajuj B'aktun in Tecpan, Guatemala, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. The Oxlajuj B'aktun is on Dec. 21, marking 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) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Moises Castillo
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 1:57 AM EST