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Latest News Wires Death Valley, Calif. officially recognized as world's hottest spot

The World Meteorological Organization says the title comes after it investigated a long-held record from El Azizia, Libya, and found that an inexperienced weather observer recorded the temperature incorrectly.

By Associated Press / September 14, 2012

Beatrice de Gea/Los Angeles Times/AP

An international team of weather experts has named California'sDeath Valley the world's hottest place.