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Birmingham Airport has tweeted a sigh of relief, as predictions of an oncoming Armageddon were thwarted. The ancient Mayan prediction suggested that the world would come to an end at 11:11:
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.
In York, the York Chocolate Story put on a special "A-choc-alypse" ceremony today, to mark the event.
Guatemala marked the end of the Mayan calendar with colourful celebrations at the Tikal archaeological site.
You can breathe a sigh of relief - we have passed 11.11am on December 21 and the world has not ended. The Mayan prophecy has turned out to be false.
A Beijing coffee shop has been handing out mock tickets to Noah's Ark just in case the world does end. The ticket is designed like a boarding pass, with a picture borrowed from the Hollywood movie '2012' on the front, and boarding details printed on the reverse.
The ticket lists a boarding time of 12:00 of December 21, 2012 with departure from somewhere in Tibet.
Rather than getting a bit depressed about Doomsday, many revellers are being offered the chance to celebrate what could be their final hours in style.
Around the world, events are taking place to ensure believers go out with a bang, while many are being drawn to locations where it is believed they have a chance of surviving the apocalypse.
Tourists and true believers gathered at the ruins of a temple in Guatemala where a man dressed like a Mayan priest blew a horn in the Temple of Giant Jaguar.
Doomsday hour is here, at least in much of the world, but we're still here - as you've probably noticed. According to legend, the ancient Mayans' long-count calendar ends at midnight Thursday, ushering in the end of the world. But it didn't happen.
As the appointed time came and went in several parts of the world, there was no sign of the apocalypse.
Star Johnsen-Moser, an American spiritualist said:
"This is not the end of the world. This is the beginning of the new world... It is most important that we hold a positive, beautiful reality for ourselves and our planet... Fear is out of place."