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Apocalypse prophecy 'eccentric but sincere'

Today could be the end of the world as we know it, according to one US preacher who has built up a large following.

Ted Harrison, religious affairs writer, and David Aaronovitch, author of Voodoo Histories, consider why this particular prophecy has such an enduring appeal.

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