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Earthlings head to nearest bunker, or bar, at 'world's end'

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Diehard doomsayers will be scurrying to the nearest shelter in fear of a Mayan prophecy of the world's end Friday, but many more from Delhi to Sydney will ring in the date by partying like there's no tomorrow. 

Tourists pose for a picture with a Mexican man wearing a pre-hispanic costume at a tourist area of Playa del Carmen in Quintana Roo state, Mexico, on December 18, 2012, during preparations for the celebration of the end of the Maya Long Count Calendar --Baktun 13-- and the beginnig of a new era.

One thing is certain: from off-the-shelf bunkers to "World's End" menus or trips to esoteric hot spots, December 21, singled out by the Mayan "Long Count" calendar as the end of a 5,000-year era, has spelled big business worldwide.

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