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January 16, 2013
Dakar Rally 2013

Competitors finished the eleventh stage of the Dakar Rally on Wednesday. The long-distance race involving hundreds of cars and motorbikes began on Saturday, Jan. 5 in Lima, Peru. The race traverses Argentina and Chile before ending Jan. 20, in Santiago, Chile. The 15-day race is a challenge in driving as well as orienteering and survival.

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Yamaha rider David Casteu of France rides on a stretch of fesh-fesh during the 5th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Arequipa, Peru, to Arica, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Dakar rally director Etienne Lavigne, left, and a medic put a security cable on the car of Pascal Thomasse and Pascal Larroque, both of France, not in picture, in an attempt to pull it out of a river during the 11th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from La Rioja to Fiambala, Argentina, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. AP / Bertrand Metayer
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Carlos Sousa and co-driver Miguel Ramalho, both of Portugal, race across the desert under cloudy skies during the 11th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from La Rioja to Fiambala, Argentina, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Robby Gordon and co-driver Kellon Walch of the U.S. race their Hummer during the 10th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Cordoba to La Rioja, Argentina, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Stephane Peterhansel and Jean Paul Cottret, both of France, race their Mini during the 10th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Cordoba to La Rioja, Argentina, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Carlos Sousa and co-driver Miguel Ramalho, both of Portugal, compete in the 10th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Cordoba to La Rioja, Argentina, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Geoffrey Olholm of Austria and co-driver Jonathan Aston of Great Britain compete in the 10th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Cordoba to La Rioja, Argentina, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Fans cheer as Driver Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and co-driver Lucas Cruz of Spain compete in the 9th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Tucuman to Cordoba, Argentina, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Enrique Okumura of Peru rides his quad across a creek during the 9th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Tucuman to Cordoba, Argentina, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Ronan Chabot and co-driver Gilles Pillot, both of France, race across a creek during the 9th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Tucuman to Cordoba, Argentina, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Chile's Ignacio Casale rides his quad through a river during the 10th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Cordoba to La Rioja, Argentina, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Kees Koolen of the Netherlands rides his Honda quad through river basin that was flooded with water rapidly due to heavy rains during the 8th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Salta to Tucuman, Argentina, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. The 8th stage was canceled due to the flash flooding. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Yamaha rider David Pabiska of the Czech Republic competes during the 8th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Salta to Tucuman, Argentina, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Torrential rain halted the eighth stage of the Dakar Rally in Argentina with only 12 cars finishing on Saturday. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Jincheng rider Guanghui Wei of China checks his feet at a refueling stop after the 8th stage of the Dakar Rally was canceled due to flash floods near Tucuman, Argentina, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Co-driver Jean-Pierre Garcin, of France, receives a massage at the Dakar Rally encampment in Salta, Argentina, at the end of the 7th stage on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Spain's driver Carlos Sainz arrives to the rally encampment by helicopter during the 6th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Arica to Calama, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Sainz abandoned the race after engine failure. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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In this Jan. 10, 2013 photo, KTM rider Thomas Bourgin of France, left, and Jincheng rider Pablo Pascual of Argentina compete in the 6th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Arica to Calama, Chile. Bourgine died on Jan. 11, 2013 in an accident during the 7th stage of the Dakar Rally between Calama, Chile, and Salta, Argentina. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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KTM rider Patrice Carillon of France falls from his motorcycle as he tries to cross a dune during the 6th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Arica to Calama, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Yamaha Paolo Sabbatucci of Italy, right, tries to get his motorcycle out of the sand as Yamaha teammate rider John Mckendrick of Chile, background, waits for him during the 6th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Arica to Calama, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Argentine co-driver Bernardo Graue, left, and driver Lucio Alvarez, inside the vehicle, try to free their pick-up stuck on a dune during the 6th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Arica to Calama, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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A TV helicopter follows Robby Gordon and co-driver Kellon Walch of the U.S. as they compete in their Hammer during the 6th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Arica to Calama, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Husaberg rider Jan Wouter Offringa of The Netherlands drinks while filling the gas tank of his motorcycle before the start of the 6th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Arica to Calama, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Honda rider Gerard Farres Guell of Spain, left, and Honda rider Helder Rodrigues of Portugal, right, talk at the end of the special stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally's 5th stage from Arequipa, Peru, to Arica, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Children watch as Emiliano Spataro and co-driver Benjamin Lozada, both of Argentina, race their Renault during the 5th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Arequipa, Peru, to Arica, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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KTM rider Riaan Van Niekerk of South Africa falls while riding on fesh-fesh during the 5th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Arequipa, Peru, to Arica, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Giniel de Villiers of South Africa and Dirk Von Zitzewitz of Germany, center, race their Toyota during the 5th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Arequipa, Peru, to Arica, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Claudio Clavigliasso of Argentina races his Can-Am quad on a beach during the 4th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Nazca to Arequipa, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Joan Nani of Spain and co-driver Michel Perin of France race their Mini on a beach in the 4th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Nazca to Arequipa, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Giniel de Villiers of South Africa and Dirk Von Zitzewitz of Germany race their Toyota on a beach in the 4th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Nazca to Arequipa, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Driver Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and co-driver Lucas Cruz of Spain compete in the 4th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Nazca to Arequipa, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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KTM Ferdinand Kreidl of Austria kicks up dust on a way up a mountain during the 4th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Nazca to Arequipa, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Husqvarna rider Paulo Goncalves of Portugal competes in the 4th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Nazca to Arequipa, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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KTM rider Stefan Svitko of Slovakia competes in the 4th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Nazca to Arequipa, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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A helicopter flies over driver Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and co-driver Lucas Cruz of Spain competing in the 4th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Nazca to Arequipa, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Driver Robby Gordon of the U.S., right, looks at his overturned Hummer during the 4th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Nazca to Arequipa, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. AP / Franck Fife
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Husqvarna rider Alessandro Botturi of Italy, falls from his motorcycle during the 3rd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Pisco to Nazca, Peru, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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TM rider Alessandro Zanotti of Italy, right, and Gas Gas rider Marc Guasch of Spain, left, race during the 3rd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Pisco to Nazca, Peru, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Yamaha rider Michael Metge of France races during the 3rd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Pisco to Nazca, Peru, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Yamaha rider Michael Metge of France, right, TM rider Alessandro Zanotti of Italy, center, and Gas Gas rider Marc Guasch of Spain compete in the 3rd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally near Nazca, Peru, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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In this Jan. 7, 2013 photo, Yamaha rider Michael Metge of France, front, TM rider Alessandro Zanotti of Italy, center, and Gas Gas rider Marc Guasch of Spain, behind, compete in the 3rd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally near Nazca, Peru. It's the second year that the long-distance race involving hundreds of cars and motorbikes has included Peru. The race crosses into Chile and Argentina before ending Jan. 20. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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KTM rider Jakub Przygonski of Poland, right, KTM rider Francisco Lopez of Chile, center, and KTM rider Henk Knuiman of The Netherlands, left, compete in the 3nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Pisco to Nazca, Peru, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Orlando Terranova of Argentina and co-driver Paulo Fiuza of Portugal drive their BMW, top, as medics evacuate Leonardo Martinez of Bolivia after crashing with his quad in the 3rd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Pisco to Nazca, Peru, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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A helicopter casts a shadow on the ground as Yamaha rider David Casteu of France competes in the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. AP / Franck Fife
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KTM rider Cyril Despres of France competes in the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. AP / Franck Fife
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Yamaha rider David Casteu of France competes in the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. AP / Jacky Naegelen
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Honda rider Johnny Campbell of the U.S., center, KTM rider Jean De Azevedo of Brazil, left, and Honda rider Felipe Prohens of Chile, right, compete in the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Honda rider Javier Pizzolito of Argentina competes in the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. AP / Franck Fife
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Yamaha rider Julian Villarrubia of Spain, left, gets stuck in the sand as KTM rider Philippe Cavelius of France, right, races past him, right, during the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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Enrique Okumura of Peru rides his quad down a dune during the 1st stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally near Pisco, Peru, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano
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A tent is blown away by strong gusts of wind as spectators watch the 1st stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally near Pisco, Peru, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. AP / Victor R. Caivano

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