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December 31, 2011

FILE - This June 1, 2007 shows a Mayan priest taking part in a ceremony before 22 traditional Mayan canoes cross the Yucatan Channel, from the mainland near Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, to Cozumel Island, in a ten mile pilgrimage in honor of the Mayan goddess Ixchel. Only a year is left before Dec. 21, 2012, when some believe the Maya predicted the end of the world. While some doomsday theorists may suggest putting together survival kits, people in southeastern Mexico, the heart of Maya territory, plan to throw a yearlong celebration. And to make a profit while they party.(AP Photo/Israel Leal)