Thousands of people around the world mark 'doomsday'

Events had been organised for people to come together to gather for the oncoming Armageddon, the most prominent of these was a mountain in the French Pyrenees where a giant UFO and aliens were said to be waiting to spirit those nearby to safety.

Residents with green-painted faces wear Bugarach T-shirts as they walk in the streets of Bugarach in France. Credit: Reuters/Jean Philippe Arles

In York, the York Chocolate Story put on a special "A-choc-alypse" ceremony today, to mark the event.

York Chocolate Story handout photo of their staff putting on a special "A-choc-alypse" ceremony today to ward off the end of world. Credit: York Chocolate Story /PA Wire

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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.