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Failed doomsday predictions

POSTED: 9:01 AM PST December 20, 2012    UPDATED: 9:06 AM PST December 20, 2012 

Friday's forecast doomsday is one of many visions predicting the end of the world through history.

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Daniel Schwen/Wikimedia Commons

Some believe the world is coming to an end Friday -- on 12/21/12 -- which is when an important phase on the ancient calendar of the Mayan people terminates. Here's a look back at just some of the failed doomsday predictions through human history.

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