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    Mayans pray for better life ahead of new 5,200-year cycle

    Next December 21st, a new 5,200-year era will begin in the Mayan calendar and with blockbuster films such as “2012”, many people have come to believe this date signifies the end of the world. But indigenous Mayans dispel all fears: they say this is simply the beginning of a different cycle, and ahead of it, asked for a better life in a ritual celebrated Saturday at an archeological site in Guatemala. Duration: 00:49