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Winter Solstice 2012
Winter Solstice 2012 at Stonehenge
Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images
People cheer as the time passes 11.11am, the time the Mayan Apocalypse was supposed to occur, at a ceremony following the traditional winter solstice celebrations at Stonehenge, on December 21, 2012 in Wiltshire, England. Predictions that the world will end today as it marks the end of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the ancient Maya calendar, encouraged a larger than normal crowd to gather at the famous historic stone circle to celebrate the sunrise closest to the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year.
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