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11 of the hottest places on Earth

By: Bryan Nelson on Feb. 18, 2016, 8:49 a.m.
Death Valley

Photo: Mark Wainright/flickr

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Summer is often a welcome season after a chilly winter, but there are some extreme places on Earth where the warmer months aren't so fondly recalled, places that get so hot they test the limits of what is hospitable. Here's a rundown of 11 of the hottest places in the world, including Death Valley shown here.

This story was originally written in June 2013 but has been updated with additional information.