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What a scorcher! The hottest places on earth

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 13: Camels leaving the well at Araouane, a rare stop over for salt caravans traveling from Taodenni to Timbucktu in Mali. | Location: Araouane, Mali.

If you're the sort of person that complains about the summer heat, consider yourself lucky! There are places on this planet with temperatures so high, they make your backyard look like a cool oasis in comparison. Here are some of the places where the sun shines a bit too hard.

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