Doomsday believers hold ceremonies to mark the 'apocalypse'

Peruvian shamans perform a ritual at a beach to prevent the end of the world, in Lima. Credit: Reuters/Mariana Bazo
People dressed in white costumes stand in view of the Peak of Bugarach. Credit: Reuters/Jean Philippe Arles

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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.