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Gallery: Run, it's the end of the world

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Peruvian shamans perform a ritual at a beach to prevent the end of the world, in Lima. Shamans performed several rituals to calm believers and ward off the end of the world predictions. Photo: ReutersPeruvian shamans perform a ritual at a beach to prevent the end of the world, in Lima. Photo: Reuters"Preacher Willie," played by Clark Reed, gets the congregation up for the end of the world in the "Salvation Tent" at Richard Garriott de Cayeux's "End of the World Soiree" dress rehearsal in Austin, Texas.An indigenous woman carries flowers at the Iximche archeological site in preparation for the Oxlajuj B'aktun in Tecpan, Guatemala. Photo: APA man prays and participates in the pre-Hispanic mass of "Primera Conexion" and "Sincronizacion Espiritual" (First Connection and Spiritual Synchronization), to commemorate the 13th Baktun, outside the Chi Ixim church in Tactic, Alta Verapaz region. Photo: ReutersStudents dressed in graduation gowns pose in front of a mock Mayan temple moments before 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)Mayan priest Carlos Tun blows a conch shell horn during the pre-Hispanic mass of "Segunda Conexion" (Second Connection) to commemorate the 13th bak'tun, an epoch lasting roughly 400 years, outside the Chi Ixim church in Tactic, Alta Verapaz region. Photo: ReutersPerformers in costumes take part in a Mayan Culture Festival to commemorate the 13th bak'tun, an epoch lasting roughly 400 years, in downtown Copan. Photo: ReutersA Mayan dancer performs at the Xcaret Eco Theme Park on the outskirts of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Photo: ReutersMayan gather in front of the Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico. Photo: APA woman burns candles in the sacred fire during the pre-Hispanic mass of "Segunda Conexion" (Second Connection) to commemorate the 13th bak'tun, an epoch lasting roughly 400 years, outside the Chi Ixim church in Tactic, Alta Verapaz region. Photo: ReutersA performer in costume takes part in a Mayan Culture Festival to commemorate the 13th bak'tun, an epoch lasting roughly 400 years. Photo: ReutersHugh Vail cuts firewood at his home in Bountiful, Utah. While most "preppers" discount the Mayan calendar prophecy, many are preparing to be self-sufficient for threats like nuclear war, natural disaster, famine and economic collapse. Photo: ReutersPeople build restaurant signs in the Serbian mountain of Rtanj, some 200km southeast from capital Belgrade. Rtanj is selling itself as the best place to survive the looming apocalypse - which will fall on December 21. Photo: ReutersPeople pray and dance around a sacred fire during the pre-Hispanic mass of "Segunda Conexion" (Second Connection) to commemorate the 13th bak'tun, an epoch lasting roughly 400 years, outside the Chi Ixim church in Tactic, Alta Verapaz. Photo: ReutersLocal indigenous Mayan actors perform during the 'Sacred Moments in the Life of the Maya' play in the municipality of Valladolid, in the Mexican state of Yucatan. Photo: ReutersLocal indigenous Mayan actors perform during the 'Sacred Moments in the Life of the Maya' play in the municipality of Valladolid, in the Mexican state of Yucatan. Photo: ReutersAborigines "Kekchi", from Coban, gather as they protest a day before the Oxlajuj Baktun celebration at the Tikal Mayan ruins in Peten. Photo: ReutersPeople gather in front of the Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico. Photo: AP

Phew! You can open your eyes. The world is still in one piece, despite predictions of impending apocalypse.

Earth has successfully navigated the 11.11am deadline on 21.12.12 - at least it appears so.

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