Saturday 14 April 2012

The Hottest Place On Earth

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Puddles of lime green water lie amidst an orange and rust colored crust riddled with strange mounds of pale blue salt. It's a palette of different hues that might almost suggest paradise, and yet the sun beats down relentlessly on the blistered earth, while the pooled liquid's beauty belies its extreme acidity.

The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is a truly challenging place to visit. The terrain is difficult, much of it looking as if it belongs to some distant, inhospitable planet. The temperature is oppressive too: an average of 34°C (94°F) year round makes this the hottest place on Earth.

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