14 Photos Of People Preparing For The Apocalypse From Around The World

The world is not ending tomorrow, but just the same, people are playing it safe.

1. Mayan priests in Guatemala welcome the new 5,000-year celestial period with calm prayer.

Moises Castillo / AP

Photo taken Dec. 19, 2012.

2. A group of people in China have been building an ark for the last month, expecting a global flood.

ANPF-Chen Jiansheng / AP

Photo taken Nov. 24, 2012.

3. Thousands flock to St. John Church in Sirince, Turkey.

Osman Orsal / Reuters

Photo taken on Dec. 20, 2012.

4. In Mexico, a theme park keeps on performing.

Israel Leal / AP

Photo taken on Dec. 19, 2012.

5. In France, the government investigates apocalyptic sect activity and ritualized suicides.

Patrick Aventurier / Getty Images

Photo taken on Dec. 20, 2012.

6. A man in a Belgrade Cafe checks his “Before Doomsday” cell phone app.

Darko Vojinovic / AP

Photo taken Dec. 20, 2012.

7. Bolivians celebrate the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.

Gaston Brito / Reuters

Photo taken on Dec. 16, 2012.

8. In Utah, preppers expect the worst.

Jim Urquhart / Reuters

Picture taken Dec. 14, 2012.

9. Guatemalan dancers perform a purification ritual.


Photo taken Dec. 18, 2012.

10. Cubans welcomed the end of the 5,000-year cycle last week.

Ramon Espinosa / AP

Photo taken Dec. 6, 2012.

11. A farmer in China built “a survival pod” to ride out disaster.

Ed Jones/AFP / Getty Images

Photo taken on Dec. 11, 2012.

12. An artist in Italy sculpts three giant horns for good luck.


Photo taken Dec. 15, 2012.

13. Members of the Ukrainian Internet Party hand out survival supplies dressed like Star Wars characters.


Photo taken Dec. 20, 2012.

14. In England, an old man goes for a stroll.

Matt Dunham / AP

Photo taken Dec. 20, 2012.

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