Article Photos: Mexico's Maya heartland greets dawn of new era 10/21

A journalist speaks in front of a TV camera in Chichen Itza, Mexico, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Amid a worldwide frenzy of advertisers and new-agers preparing for a Maya apocalypse, one group is approaching Dec. 21 with calm and equanimity, the people whose ancestors supposedly made the prediction in the first place. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)