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From a toxic Ethiopian desert to a fiery Hawaiian volcano: These are the 10 most extreme places on Earth

INSIDER Logo By Sophia Ankel of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 11: 
  In a recent 
    study, researchers identified the Danakil Depression, in
    northeastern Ethiopia, as one of the most inhospitable places
    in the world.
  
  Temperatures there have been recorded above 122 Fahrenheit
  (50 Celsius), making it one of the hottest, driest and lowest
  places on the planet.
  
  But the Mars-like desert plain is not the only extraordinary
  place in the world.
  
  From the Earth's coldest point to its rainiest city, these
  are ten of the most extreme locations in the world.
  
  
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  • In a recent study, researchers identified the Danakil Depression, in northeastern Ethiopia, as one of the most inhospitable places in the world.
  • Temperatures there have been recorded above 122 Fahrenheit (50 Celsius), making it one of the hottest, driest and lowest places on the planet.
  • But the Mars-like desert plain is not the only extraordinary place in the world.
  • From the Earth's coldest point to its rainiest city, these are ten of the most extreme locations in the world.
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