Which (non-polar) desert is the driest in the world?

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The Atacama is the driest of all deserts, with some places having recorded no rain in living memory. It extends along the Pacific coast, forming a huge strip of arid, hostile beach. The average rainfall in the Antofagasta region is 1 millimeter (0.04 in) per year.
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6%
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4%
82%
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flagRepublic of Ireland
7%
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flagFrance
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flagCanada
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flagGermany
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flagSwitzerland
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flagIndia
30%
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flagPoland
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flagAustralia
28%
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49%
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flagthe United States
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flagBelarus
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flagthe Netherlands
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43%
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flagUkraine
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3%
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flagRussia
41%
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flagKazakhstan
38%
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9%
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