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2012: Countdown to Armageddon: The End is Near

Portrait of Maya dancer, wearing traditional body and face paint and original costume.
Are we three years from the end of the world? It's the premise of this fall's feature film "2012," starring John Cusack. Based on the end of a cycle of an actual ancient Maya calendar that will end on December 21, 2012, NGC asks, "What truths lie behind the fears?"