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World's End is Near - Unless You're in Southwest France

The end of the world is near - according to some interpretations of Mayan predictions. But some say people in the tiny village of Bugarach, in southwestern France, will be saved.
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Bugarach Mayor Jean-Pierre Delord poses in front of a road sign, Dec. 14, 2010.
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Bugarach Mayor Jean-Pierre Delord poses in front of a road sign, Dec. 14, 2010.

French Gendarmes patrol a street where mobile-homes are parked, on December 20, 2012, in the French southwestern village of Bugarach.
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French Gendarmes patrol a street where mobile-homes are parked, on December 20, 2012, in the French southwestern village of Bugarach.

A man walks with a stick past gendarmes controlling access to the French southwestern village of Bugarach, Dec. 20, 2012.
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A man walks with a stick past gendarmes controlling access to the French southwestern village of Bugarach, Dec. 20, 2012.

Journalists from South Korea file a report from the southwestern village of Bugarach, France on Dec. 19, 2012.
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Journalists from South Korea file a report from the southwestern village of Bugarach, France on Dec. 19, 2012.

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