FILE - This March 10, 2005 file photo shows tourists walking down to the edge of the Badwater Basin, the lowest elevation in the United States, 282 ft (86m) below sea level, at Death Valley National ... more 
FILE - This March 10, 2005 file photo shows tourists walking down to the edge of the Badwater Basin, the lowest elevation in the United States, 282 ft (86m) below sea level, at Death Valley National Park, Calif. California's Death Valley has racked up another extreme accolade _ it's now deemed the world's hottest place. Long known as the lowest, driest and hottest spot in the United States, Death Valley this week was named as the hottest place on the globe by the World Meteorological Organization. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Damian Dovarganes, File
Fri, Sep 14, 2012 2:57 PM EDT