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Final Party: 5 Creative Ways to Spend the Mayan Apocalypse

A temple in Tikal, one of the Mayan city states.

Mayan region launches apocalypse countdown

Thousands of

mystics, New Age dreamers and fans of pre-Hispanic culture have been

drawn to Mexico in hopes of witnessing great things when the day in an

old Maya calendar dubbed "the end of the world" dawns on Dec. 21.

But many of today's ethnic Maya cannot understand the fuss. (AP)