Last updated: 1 december, 2010 - 17:10 GMT

Extreme World: Life in the hottest inhabited place on Earth

Ali Hamid mining salt by hand at Lake Assal

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Lake Assal in Djibouti, East Africa, is one of the hottest places on Earth, so you need a lot of water just to survive.

However, the lake is a saltwater one, so how do people live there?

As part of the BBC's Extreme World series, Pascale Harter has been finding out.

First broadcast 1 December 2010

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