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'Doomsday' rumours hit French village of Bugarach

25 November 2012 Last updated at 09:03 GMT

A French village is preparing for an influx of mystical groups who are convinced they will escape the end of the world in 2012.

Rumours have been circulating since 2010 that the village of Bugarach, with a population of 200, will provide shelter from an impending Armageddon.

This is expected to be on 21 December 2012, the end of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the ancient Maya calendar.

Chris Bockman reports from Bugarach.