The world has not ended

The ancient Mayan prediction that the world would come to an abrupt end at 11:11 has been proved not to be true.

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Top spots to avoid the 'apocalypse'

Some locations across the globe are being touted, or are touting themselves, as safe havens from the 'apocalypse' predicted to take place on Friday by a Mayan calendar:

Tourists are flocking to the Turkish village of Sirince in an attempt to save themselves from oblivion Credit: Reuters
Locals living near the Serbian mountain of Rtanj says its mystic powers will defend it from armageddon Credit: Reuters

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