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In Pictures: Celebrating doomsday past and future

A look at a couple other doomsday options and how people celebrated the last one.

  • OK we dodged the doomsday bullet last month but there of course are many who say we’ll have plenty of other opportunities to be destroyed. Here’s a look at a few of them and how people survived the last one.

  • A large asteroid – possibly as long as three-and-a-half football fields will likely pass near Earth in 2029 and again in 2036. Discovered in 2004, the asteroid had the immediate attention of space scientists and the media when initial calculations of its orbit indicated a 2.7% possibility of an Earth impact during a close flyby in 2029. NASA now says this just isn’t going to happen.

  • Here we have a house in Brazil designed in the shape of a spaceship. The owner says his house will protect him and his family from what they believe will be the end of the world.

  • A note posted at the town hall in Bugarach reads, "Town Hall will be exceptionally closed December 21, 2012", December 19, 2012. The Peak of Bugarach, in southwestern France and surrounded in legend for centuries, has become a focal point for many Apocalypse believers as rumors have circulated that its mountain contains doors into other worlds, or that extraterrestrials will return here on Judgment day to take refuge at their base. Residents of the tiny southern French hamlet, are witness to a rising influx of Doomsday believers convinced it is the only place that will survive judgment day.

  • Bikers look at the road traffic restrictions around Bugarach Peak, a place many say will survive Judgment day.

  • People dressed in green costumes imitating extra-terrestrials talk with journalists while in the view of Bugarach.

  • A man dressed in an Aztec costume performs a dance during a ceremony to mark the close of the 13th bak'tun outside the Pre Columbian archeological zone of Teotihuacan. Thousands of mystics, hippies and tourists celebrated in the sunshine of southeastern Mexico on Friday as the Earth survived a day billed by doomsday theorists as the end of the world and a new era began for the Maya people. New Age dreamers, alternative lifestyle gurus and curious onlookers from around the world descended on the ruins of Maya cities to mark the close of the 13th bak'tun - a period of around 400 years - and many hoped it would lead to a better era for humanity.

  • Reverend Billy performs to celebrate the "End of the World" in Times Square, New York Dec. 21, 2012.

  • A Mayan priest sits atop a pyramid as Richard Garriott addresses guests at his "End of the World Soiree" dress rehearsal in Austin, Texas.

  • Peruvian shamans perform a ritual at a beach to prevent the end of the world, in Lima.

  • People raise their arms towards the sun to mark the close of the 13th bak'tun while standing at the Pyramid of the Sun in the Pre Columbian archeological zone of Teotihuacan Dec. 21, 2012.

  • People perform a ritual in front of the pyramid of Kukulkan at the archaeological site of Chichen Itza in Yucatan State.

  • Performers photograph themselves at the End of the World Party at Gansevoort Park Ave. Rooftop bar in New York.

  • This event wasn’t part of the doomsday activities though it seems organizers got it in before the Dec. 21 date just in case. "A Klingon Christmas Carol" is an adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale "A Christmas Carol" and is translated into the Klingon language and adapted to Klingon culture. Klingons are a fictional alien culture that originated from the Star Trek television series.

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