Experts: Mayas prophesized, but not end of world

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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2011 file photo, a Mayan priestess prays during a ceremony marking the Mayan solar new year in Guatemala City. Archaeologists and experts in Mayan culture are racing against time to prove that despite the approaching end of that civilization's calendar, the end of the world is not coming. Many agree that Dec. 21, 2012 is the end of the 13th Baktun, a measure of 394 years that the Maya used, and the rebirth of a new era. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)As the clock winds down to Dec. 21, experts on the Mayan calendar have been racing to convince people that the Mayas didn't predict an apocalypse for the end of this year.