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This Week in Photos, Week of Dec. 21-27, 2012

As the supposed end of the world drew nigh, people around the world continued to celebrate in this week in photos.

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Photography by REUTERS/Jean-Philippe Arles

People dressed in green costumes imitating extra-terrestrials talk with journalists while in the view of Bugarach, the highest point of the Corbieres massif, in southwestern France. Surrounded in legend for centuries, Bugarach has become a focal point for many Apocalypse believers as rumors have circulated that its mountain contains doors into other worlds, or that extraterrestrials will return here on Judgment day to take refuge at their base. Residents of the tiny southern French hamlet, are witness to a rising influx of Doomsday believers convinced it is the only place that would survive judgment day, December 21, 2012.

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