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Mexican city to begin countdown for Dec. 21, 2012

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Post by CheenaGringo on Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:09 pm

"Tourism officials in Tapachula have installed a digital clock to count down the time left before the Dec. 21, 2012, solstice, when some believe the Mayan long-count calendar "runs out."

The clock will be started this Dec. 21, a year before what many see as an apocalyptic event.

Chiapas state tourism regional director Manolo Alfonso Pinot said Friday that Mayan priests will perform a ceremony at the nearby archaeological site of Izapa.

Maya experts say the apocalypse fears are a misreading of Maya texts that mention the date, saying the Mayan considered it the end of one calendar cycle and the beginning of another.

Pinot said he does not believe the world will end, but looks at it as a sort of beginning, in the business sense at least.......................

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