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French gendarme start to ascent to control the access to the 1,231... News PhotoAncient,Aude,Bugarach,Calendar,Control,France,French Culture,Gendarme,Mayan,Mayan Calendar,Mountain Peak,Moving Up,Religion,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPFrench gendarme start to ascent to control the access to the 1,231 meter high peak of Bugarach - one of the few places on Earth some believe will be spared when the world allegedly ends according to claims regarding the ancient Mayan calendar, on December 19, 2012 in Bugarach. French authorities have pleaded with New Age fanatics, sightseers and media crews not to converge on the tiny village. AFP PHOTO / ERIC CABANIS (Photo credit should read ERIC CABANIS/AFP/Getty Images)