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Erta Ale

Despite the harsh conditions and extreme heat Erta Ale has become something of an adventure tourist destination
Danakil Depression

January 1st 2016
The Danakil, a place of dry sands and even drier gravel beds, rocky lava flows, active volcanoes, burning salt flats, temperatures that often top 120°F, winds that choke you with dust, and suffocating days of no wind at all. Cruellest Place on Earth: Africa's Danakil Desert, National Geographic, October 2005 Near the southern end of the Red Sea an immense depression, known as the Danakil Depress ... read more
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Ethiopian Flag Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, with the exception of the 1936-41 Italian occupation during World War II. In 1974 a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (wh... ... read more
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