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Great balls of China to defend against 'apocalypse'

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As people across the globe tremble in anticipation of next week's supposed Mayan-predicted apocalypse, one Chinese villager says he may have just what humanity needs: tsunami-proof survival pods. 

This photo taken on December 11, 2012 shows farmer Liu Qiyuan with the survival pods that he created and dubbed "Noah's Arc", in the village of Qiantun, south of Beijing. As people across the globe tremble in anticipation of next week's supposed Mayan-predicted apocalypse, Liu says he may have just what humanity needs.

Camouflage-clad former farmer and furniture maker Liu Qiyuan, 45, inspected his latest creation, a sphere several metres tall he calls "Noah's Ark", designed to withstand towering tsunamis and devastating earthquakes.

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