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A Mayan priest sits atop a pyramid as Richard Garriott addresses guests at his "End of the World Soiree" dress rehearsal in Austin, Texas, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Erich Schlegel

A Mayan priest sits atop a pyramid as Richard Garriott addresses guests at his "End of the World Soiree" dress rehearsal in Austin, Texas, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Erich Schlegel

A Mayan priest sits atop a pyramid as Richard Garriott addresses guests at his "End of the World Soiree" dress rehearsal in Austin, Texas, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Erich Schlegel
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World famous tattoo man "The Enigma" prepares to swallow a sword in a miracle moment in the "Salvation Tent" at Richard Garriott de Cayeux's "End of the World Soiree" dress rehearsal in Austin, Texas, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Erich Schlegel

World famous tattoo man "The Enigma" prepares to swallow a sword in a miracle moment in the "Salvation Tent" at Richard Garriott de Cayeux's "End of the World Soiree" dress rehearsal in Austin, Texas, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Erich Schlegel

World famous tattoo man "The Enigma" prepares to swallow a sword in a miracle moment in the "Salvation Tent" at Richard Garriott de Cayeux's "End of the World Soiree" dress rehearsal in Austin, Texas, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Erich Schlegel
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