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Dakar Rally

<p>A competitor rides in the dunes during the sixth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Iquique to Arica, Chile, January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

A competitor rides in the dunes during the sixth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Iquique to Arica, Chile, January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A competitor rides in the dunes during the sixth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Iquique to Arica, Chile, January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Vicente De Benedictis of Brazil (R) crashes on a dune in front of Pablo Copetti of Argentina (top R) and Christophe Geoffroy of France (L) during the seventh stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Arica to Antofagasta January 9, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Vicente De Benedictis of Brazil (R) crashes on a dune in front of Pablo Copetti of Argentina (top R) and Christophe Geoffroy of France (L) during the seventh stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Arica to Antofagasta...more

Vicente De Benedictis of Brazil (R) crashes on a dune in front of Pablo Copetti of Argentina (top R) and Christophe Geoffroy of France (L) during the seventh stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Arica to Antofagasta January 9, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Mark Miller of the U.S drives his Volkswagen Touareg during the ninth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Copiapo to Copiapo January 11, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Mark Miller of the U.S drives his Volkswagen Touareg during the ninth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Copiapo to Copiapo January 11, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Mark Miller of the U.S drives his Volkswagen Touareg during the ninth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Copiapo to Copiapo January 11, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Spectators attend the ninth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Copiapo to Copiapo January 11, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Spectators attend the ninth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Copiapo to Copiapo January 11, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Spectators attend the ninth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Copiapo to Copiapo January 11, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Stephane Peterhansel of France, nine-time Dakar winner, drives his BMW during the eighth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011, from Antofagasta to Copiapo, January 10, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Stephane Peterhansel of France, nine-time Dakar winner, drives his BMW during the eighth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011, from Antofagasta to Copiapo, January 10, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Stephane Peterhansel of France, nine-time Dakar winner, drives his BMW during the eighth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011, from Antofagasta to Copiapo, January 10, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Carlos Sainz of Spain drives his Volkswagen Touareg during the eighth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011, from Antofagasta to Copiapo, January 10, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Carlos Sainz of Spain drives his Volkswagen Touareg during the eighth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011, from Antofagasta to Copiapo, January 10, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Carlos Sainz of Spain drives his Volkswagen Touareg during the eighth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011, from Antofagasta to Copiapo, January 10, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Marc Coma of Spain rides his KTM during the seventh stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Arica to Antofagasta January 9, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Marc Coma of Spain rides his KTM during the seventh stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Arica to Antofagasta January 9, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Marc Coma of Spain rides his KTM during the seventh stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Arica to Antofagasta January 9, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Mark Miller of the U.S. drives his Volkswagen Touareg during the seventh stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Arica to Antofagasta January 9, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Mark Miller of the U.S. drives his Volkswagen Touareg during the seventh stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Arica to Antofagasta January 9, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Mark Miller of the U.S. drives his Volkswagen Touareg during the seventh stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Arica to Antofagasta January 9, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Marc Coma of Spain rides his KTM during the sixth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Iquique to Arica January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Marc Coma of Spain rides his KTM during the sixth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Iquique to Arica January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Marc Coma of Spain rides his KTM during the sixth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Iquique to Arica January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Han Baohua of China drinks after he fell during the seventh stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Arica to Antofagasta January 9, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Han Baohua of China drinks after he fell during the seventh stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Arica to Antofagasta January 9, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Han Baohua of China drinks after he fell during the seventh stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Arica to Antofagasta January 9, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Richard Gonzales of France and co drivers Gimbre and Bouey camp by their Man truck after it crashed during the night of the sixth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Iquique to Arica January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Richard Gonzales of France and co drivers Gimbre and Bouey camp by their Man truck after it crashed during the night of the sixth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Iquique to Arica January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Eric...more

Richard Gonzales of France and co drivers Gimbre and Bouey camp by their Man truck after it crashed during the night of the sixth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Iquique to Arica January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Cyril Despres of France rides his KTM during the fifth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Calama to Iquique January 6, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Cyril Despres of France rides his KTM during the fifth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Calama to Iquique January 6, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Cyril Despres of France rides his KTM during the fifth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Calama to Iquique January 6, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>David Casteu of France rides his Sherco 450 during the fourth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011, from Jujuy to Calama, Chile, January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Natacha Pisarenko/Pool</p>

David Casteu of France rides his Sherco 450 during the fourth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011, from Jujuy to Calama, Chile, January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Natacha Pisarenko/Pool

David Casteu of France rides his Sherco 450 during the fourth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011, from Jujuy to Calama, Chile, January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Natacha Pisarenko/Pool

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<p>Aprillia pilot Francisco Lopez Contardo of Chile rides during the sixth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Iquique to Arica January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Aprillia pilot Francisco Lopez Contardo of Chile rides during the sixth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Iquique to Arica January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Aprillia pilot Francisco Lopez Contardo of Chile rides during the sixth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Iquique to Arica January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Guilherme Spinelli of Brazil drives his BMW on the fourth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011, from Jujuy to Calama, January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Natacha Pisarenko/Pool</p>

Guilherme Spinelli of Brazil drives his BMW on the fourth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011, from Jujuy to Calama, January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Natacha Pisarenko/Pool

Guilherme Spinelli of Brazil drives his BMW on the fourth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011, from Jujuy to Calama, January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Natacha Pisarenko/Pool

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<p>Carlos Sainz of Spain drives his Volkswagen Touareg while Britain's Jenifer Morgan lays on the ground after a crash in the fourth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011, from Jujuy to Calama, January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Natacha Pisarenko/Pool</p>

Carlos Sainz of Spain drives his Volkswagen Touareg while Britain's Jenifer Morgan lays on the ground after a crash in the fourth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011, from Jujuy to Calama, January 5, 2011....more

Carlos Sainz of Spain drives his Volkswagen Touareg while Britain's Jenifer Morgan lays on the ground after a crash in the fourth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011, from Jujuy to Calama, January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Natacha Pisarenko/Pool

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<p>Locals watch Alejandro Patronelli of Argentina (L) as he drives his quad during the third stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Tucuman to Jujuy, January 4, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Locals watch Alejandro Patronelli of Argentina (L) as he drives his quad during the third stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Tucuman to Jujuy, January 4, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Locals watch Alejandro Patronelli of Argentina (L) as he drives his quad during the third stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Tucuman to Jujuy, January 4, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Volkswagen's Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar drives his Volkswagen Touareg during the second stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Cordoba to Tucuman January 3, 2011. Al-Attiyah takes second place in the stage. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Volkswagen's Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar drives his Volkswagen Touareg during the second stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Cordoba to Tucuman January 3, 2011. Al-Attiyah takes second place in the stage....more

Volkswagen's Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar drives his Volkswagen Touareg during the second stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Cordoba to Tucuman January 3, 2011. Al-Attiyah takes second place in the stage. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Volkswagen pilot Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar drives his Volkswagen Touareg during the second stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Cordoba to Tucuman January 3, 2011.    REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Volkswagen pilot Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar drives his Volkswagen Touareg during the second stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Cordoba to Tucuman January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Volkswagen pilot Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar drives his Volkswagen Touareg during the second stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Cordoba to Tucuman January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Volkswagen pilot Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar (top) crosses a dam during the first stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Victoria to Cordoba January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Volkswagen pilot Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar (top) crosses a dam during the first stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Victoria to Cordoba January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Volkswagen pilot Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar (top) crosses a dam during the first stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Victoria to Cordoba January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>A spectator greets KTM pilot Emanuel Sulem of France during the first stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Victoria to Cordoba January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

A spectator greets KTM pilot Emanuel Sulem of France during the first stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Victoria to Cordoba January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A spectator greets KTM pilot Emanuel Sulem of France during the first stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Victoria to Cordoba January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Volkswagen pilot Mark Miller of the U.S crosses a dam during the first stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Victoria to Cordoba January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Volkswagen pilot Mark Miller of the U.S crosses a dam during the first stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Victoria to Cordoba January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Volkswagen pilot Mark Miller of the U.S crosses a dam during the first stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Victoria to Cordoba January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>A farm worker watches the second stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Cordoba to Tucuman January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

A farm worker watches the second stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Cordoba to Tucuman January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A farm worker watches the second stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Cordoba to Tucuman January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Cyril Despres of France rides his KTM motorcycle during the first stage of the South American Dakar Rally 2011 in Santa Rosa de Calamuchita January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Mariano Paiz</p>

Cyril Despres of France rides his KTM motorcycle during the first stage of the South American Dakar Rally 2011 in Santa Rosa de Calamuchita January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Mariano Paiz

Cyril Despres of France rides his KTM motorcycle during the first stage of the South American Dakar Rally 2011 in Santa Rosa de Calamuchita January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Mariano Paiz

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<p>All the vehicles of the Dakar Rally are seen lined up in a closed car park on the eve of the start of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 in Buenos Aires December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Francois Flamand/Pool</p>

All the vehicles of the Dakar Rally are seen lined up in a closed car park on the eve of the start of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 in Buenos Aires December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Francois Flamand/Pool

All the vehicles of the Dakar Rally are seen lined up in a closed car park on the eve of the start of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 in Buenos Aires December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Francois Flamand/Pool

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