Mayans 'not worried about end of the world'

Tourists visit the Mayan pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico Credit: Reuters

Many of today's ethnic Maya "are not worried about the end of the world", reports the Telegraph. Up to 200,000 tourists are expected to descend on Chichen Itza on Friday.

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The world has not ended

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