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Tourists are seen in front of the "Gran Jaguar" Mayan temple at the Tikal archaeological site in Guatemala, where ceremonies will be held to celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Baktun 13 and the start of the new Maya Era on December 21. Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Maya Expert: The 'End Of Times' Is Our Idea, Not The Ancients'

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Doomsayers claim the French village of Bugarach, population 200, will be spared when the world supposedly ends Friday. AP hide caption

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In A French Village, Protection From The Apocalypse

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Sam Bowie of the Portland Trail Blazers shoots over Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers during a game circa 1984-1988 at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Bowie's NBA career is the subject of a new ESPN documentary airing Thursday. Rick Stewart/Getty Images hide caption

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'Bowie Over Jordan': A New Look At The Pick That Still Haunts Portland NBA Fans

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Gospel singer Mandisa's latest release is the holiday album It's Christmas (Christmas Angel Edition). Kristin Barlowe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mandisa: A Singer Waits For Signs That 'It's Christmas'

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The Federal Aviation Administration is under pressure to allow more widespread use of e-readers on commercial flights — including during takeoff and landing. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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FAA Pressured To Give E-Readers A Pass During Takeoff, Landing

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M&M's lets customers create their own mix by choosing colors and even adding personalized photos and messages. MyMMs.com screengrab hide caption

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From Shoes To M&M's, Custom-Made Products Take Off Online

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Joe Strummer performs with his solo project, The Latino Rockabilly War, in 1989. The Clash frontman died of heart failure in December 2002. Mark Baker/Sony Music Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Joe Strummer's Life After Death

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