Europe

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A woman examines an esoteric sign engraved on a rock near the summit of the Peak of Bugarach, the highest point of the Corbieres massif, in southwestern France, June 24, 2011.
  • Bottles of wine and backpacks are proposed to visitors at the "Bug' boutic" (Bugarach shop) of the "Amis du Pic" (Peak's friends) association, on December 20, 2012.
  • A dog is pictured under an information board for a restaurant reading "The end of the world, is here" on December 20, 2012 in the southwestern French village of Bugarach.

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

Published December 20, 2012

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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