Mayan calender predicts End-of-the-World on Dec 21, 2012

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Mayan Calender
Mexico, Dec 21: The countdown for the doomsday in the year 2012 has begun on Wednesday, Dec 21. According to the ancient Mayan calendar, Dec 21, 2012 signifies the end of the world and there are only 52-week and one day left for the end of earth.

Meanwhile, cities and towns in the Mayan region are planning a year-long party. Some of the archeologists dub it as dooms day while some others argue that the 2012 reference on a 1,300-year-old stone tablet only marks the end of the world in the Mayan calendar.

"The Maya are viewed by many westerners as exotic folks that were supposed to have had some special, secret knowledge," said Mayan scholar Sven Gronemeyer. "What happens is that our expectations and fears get projected on the Maya calendar," he added.

Moreover, Mexico's tourism department expects to attract around 52 million tourist in the coming year from the regions of Chiapas, Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Tabasco and Campeche. Mexico as a whole is expected to lure just 22 million foreigners this year.

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