Dec 19: day in pics

Updated: Dec 19, 2012 11:12 IST

Honduras Maya Chorti and Guatemala´s Quirigua vie for the ball in Copan Ruinas. The ancient Mayan ball game is part of celebrations that will finish next December 21, when the current 5200-year cycle comes to an end and a new era begins in the Mayan calender. According to historians, the Mayan ball game was a form of ritual, where the loser was sacrificed. AFP photo
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Honduras Maya Chorti and Guatemala´s Quirigua vie for the ball in Copan Ruinas. The ancient Mayan ball game is part of celebrations that will finish next December 21, when the current 5200-year cycle comes to an end and a new era begins in the Mayan calender. According to historians, the Mayan ball game was a form of ritual, where the loser was sacrificed. AFP photo

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