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No panic in Guatemala over 'Mayan Apocalypse'

While some prepare for "doomsday" this week, normal life continues for Guatemala's Maya.
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2012 20:00

Thousands of tourists are flocking to Mexico's Yucatan peninsula to be part of the so-called "Mayan Apocalypse".

Many of them believe the world is coming to an end this Friday, when a major cycle of the Mayan calendar ends. However, some say the 5000-year-old Mayan civilization is entering a new era.

So what do the Mayan people think themselves? Al Jazeera's David Mercer visited a Guatemalan highland village to find out.

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