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Climbers on Ertale Volcano, Ethiopia, 2005

Photo: Climbers on Ethiopian volcano

Climbers in Ethiopia's Danakil Desert prepare to descend into Ertale volcano. The volcano, which has been active for nearly a century, has a lake of molten lava at the center of its caldera.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Africa's Danakil Desert: Cruelest Place on Earth," October 2005, National Geographic magazine)

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Photograph by Carsten Peter

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