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Where is the hottest place in the world?
The Dasht-e Lut Desert in Iran (Asia) is the hottest place in the world. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this desert is an ancient closed sea that dried up millennia ago. The Lut desert has a temperature of around 79°C (174,2°F). Despite these extreme temperatures, lizards, snakes, spiders and many insects inhabit the place. Photo credit: Alireza Afkar
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