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Mayan calendar countdown - it's not the end of the world
The Mayan Long Count calendar shows a major cycle drawing to a close on 21 December 2012, and even Australia's PM Julia Gillard has joked about the "end of the world" predictions in a prank broadcast on breakfast radio.
For most of us, it is likely to be business as usual; and while some people may be checking the skies for unusual planetary alignments, others will simply see it as an excuse to party like there's no tomorrow.
While the ancient Maya believed the "End Time" would be fraught with natural disasters, they expected mankind to survive, and contrary to popular belief, never actually said the world would end.
In fact, many New Agers are hopeful that this time marks the dawn of a Golden Age for humanity. To welcome in 21.12.12. with the positive vibes of music, meditation and a movie with a message, make your way to the Odeon, Leicester Square for the London premiere of 3 Magic Words.
If you would rather dance the night away, End of the World Parties are being held in Nottingham, Bristol and Brighton as well as London. Put in a special request to the DJ to play your favourite song of all time.
For those who prefer to laugh in the face of impending doom, Prof Brian Cox and Robin Ince present The End of the World London, an evening of comedy, science and music at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Finally, for the foodies, the Last Supper Club in Shoreditch is offering a feast fit for a Mayan prophet.