Danakil Depression: Salt mining in one of earth's hottest places

At more than 100 metres below sea level and with temperatures that often reach higher than 50 degrees Celsius, Ethiopia's Danakil Depression is one of the most inhospitable places on earth.

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    At more than 100 metres below sea level and with temperatures that often reach higher than 50 degrees Celsius, Ethiopia's Danakil Depression is one of the most inhospitable places on earth.

    Al Jazeera’s Charles Straford reports on the Depression's salt trade.


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