Joshua Brasted of New Orleans wears a sign reading "The End Is Near" as he attends the Cosmic Convergence Festival celebrating the end of the
Joshua Brasted of New Orleans wears a sign reading "The End Is Near" as he attends the Cosmic Convergence Festival celebrating the end of the Mayan calendar in New Orleans Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. The party celebrates the turn of a Mayan calendar cycle that began 25,600 years ago. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)