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Mek'ele, Ethiopia - November 11, 2012: Salt worker in the Danakil Desert. Close up of a man that is cutting a salt plate by hand. Some salt plates lying on the ground. He is looking at the camera and holding a sort of knife high up in hand to cut in a salt plate. Blue sky.
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Salt workers at the Ass Ale salt lake In the Danakil Desert in Ethiopia Afar Afar people are cuting plates of salt out of the ground of Ass Ale salt lake. The salt is transported by the last salt caravans of the world in 5 - 6 days up to the Highlands of Northern Ethiopia, each man or family has around 100 or more camels for this transportation. This is the way of life for 2000 years in extreme heat. The Danakil desert is the hotest place on the Earth.
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