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You're looking at the Afar Depression in Ethiopia, a 12-foot-wide hot springs that exists at the junction of three massive tectonic plates. It also sits on top of a volcano. Those circular structures around the pool are made of travertine, which is "a volcanically heated, calcium-rich flow from hot springs. This photo was taken by Carsten Peter for National Geographic.
Herto Bouri Formations, The Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia. The Great Rift Valley stretches over 9,600kms from Turkey to Mozambique. In East Africa this giant crack has made a valley with length of 6,000kms with volcanoes, natural hot springs and elongated lakes in the Great Rift Valley that threaten eventually to split Africa apart. The valley passes through Ethiopia at the northern end and opens into the famous Dankill Depression 116 meters below sea level and one of hottest places on the earth.
Hot Spring is also part of the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, one of the hottest places year round on earth.
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Ethiopia, Plane Window View // Flickr by mariusz kluzniak
stone church Ethiopia - It is thought that Saint King Lalibela created these in the 12 th-13th century in an attempt to rebuild old Jerusalem. Labiela is one of Ethiopia's holiest cities. ...Quite amazing!
Ethiopia's amazing and beautiful people
Harar, Ethiopia, Africa - wow, that looks like a truly amazing squash on her head.
Karo Kids Ethiopia :: Watching the fantastic panorama they have in Korcho. Next village: 20 kilometers from here, 2 hours driving in 4wheels! Ethiopia by Eric Lafforgue
Africa. I planned to go here on my mission...maybe when I'm older and married and the kids are out of the house...
Sankaber Sunset in Simien Mountains, Ethiopia (by Keith - Glasgow).
Smiling girl in Harar - Ethiopia by Eric Lafforgue,
Ethiopia. I love her style. beautiful