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The End Of The End Of The World

This is a reproduction of an Aztec calendar near Huelva in southern Spain. The original lies in a museum in Mexico City.

Based on meticulous astronomical observations, the Aztecs used this sunstone to determine whether the end of the world was near.

They found out it would happen on Dec. 21, 2012 — and weren't off the mark as far as this calendar is concerned. Just before the fateful date, someone destroyed several of its vividly colored tiles.

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War In Ukraine, Day 279: New Kherson Horrors More Than Two Weeks After Russian Withdrawal

Shelling in Kherson

Anna Akage, Bertrand Hauger and Emma Albright

While retreating from Kherson, Russian troops forcibly removed more than 2,500 Ukrainians from prison colonies and pre-trial detention centers in the southern region. Those removed included prisoners as well as a large number of civilians who had been held in prisons during the occupation, according to the Ukrainian human rights organization Alliance of Ukrainian Unity.

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The NGO said it has evidence that these Ukrainians were first transferred to Crimea and then distributed to different prisons in Russia. During the transfer of the prisoners, Russian soldiers also reportedly stole valuables and food and mined the building of colony #61.

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