Article Photos: Mayan prophecy sparks dread, celebration worldwide 7/7

In this photo taken Nov. 24, 2012, an ark-like vessel which belongs to Lu Zhenghai sits while still under construction in China's northwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.  Lu Zhenghai is one of at least two men in China predicting a world-ending flood, come Dec. 21, the fateful day many believe the Maya set as the conclusion of their 5,125-year long-count calendar. Zhenghai has spent his life savings building the 70-foot-by-50-foot vessel powered by three diesel engines, according to state media. (AP Photo/ANPF-Chen Jiansheng)