End-of-world predictions that have never come to pass
A small village in France is preparing to cope with an invasion by the international media for a momentous event that, if it happened, they would be unable to report. The story too big to handle is the predicted end of the world. And Bugarach, in the Pyrenees (pictured above), has become the centre of attention because internet chatter suggests a nearby mountain will be spared the apocalypse.
The dire warnings are based on an interpretation of the Maya calendar that sets tomorrow as the day a planet hurtles into the Earth.
This date is the winter solstice of the northern hemisphere and also the climax of the calendar's 5,125-year "long-count" cycle.
Ed Kashi describes the highs and the lows of working as a photojournalist, and shares his belief that a photographer's greatest work comes from the iss... More Ed Kashi describes the highs and the lows of working as a photojournalist, and shares his belief that a photographer's greatest work comes from the issues he or she genuinely cares about. Learn more about Ed Kashi and his work: http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11/07/ed-kashi-on-the-greatest-work-youll-do/.
Date 13-12-06, Duration 2:17, Views 10317
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