Mayan prophecy sparks dread, celebration worldwide - Article Photos 3/7

FILE - In this June 19, 2011 file photo, Maya Indian Jose Erenesto Campos prays during a Maya ceremony in honor of the upcoming summer solstice at the Maya archeological site of Tazumal in Chalchuapa, El Salvador. From Russia to California, thousands are preparing for the fateful day, when many believe a 5,125-year cycle known as the Long Count in the Mayan calendar supposedly comes to an end. In Mexico's Mayan heartland, nobody is preparing for the end of the world; instead, they're bracing for a tsunami of spiritual visitors. Even the U.S. space agency NASA intervened, posting a nearly hour-long YouTube video debunking apocalyptic points one by one. (AP Photo/Luis Romero, File)