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Off-road racers compete in the grueling Dakar Rally

A racer competes in stage 10 of the 2021 Dakar Rally, from Neom to AlUla, Saudi Arabia. The annual rally started in 1978 as a race from Paris to the Senegalese capital, Dakar, but moved from Africa for safety reasons in 2009. It is now held entirely in Saudi Arabia after a stint in South America.  
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A racer competes in stage 10 of the 2021 Dakar Rally, from Neom to AlUla, Saudi Arabia. The annual rally started in 1978 as a race from Paris to the Senegalese capital, Dakar, but moved from Africa for safety reasons in 2009. It is now held entirely...more

A racer competes in stage 10 of the 2021 Dakar Rally, from Neom to AlUla, Saudi Arabia. The annual rally started in 1978 as a race from Paris to the Senegalese capital, Dakar, but moved from Africa for safety reasons in 2009. It is now held entirely in Saudi Arabia after a stint in South America.  REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  
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X-Raid Mini JCW Team's Stephane Peterhansel and Co-Driver Edouard Boulanger in action during stage 6 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. This year was the 43rd staging of the event.   REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

X-Raid Mini JCW Team's Stephane Peterhansel and Co-Driver Edouard Boulanger in action during stage 6 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. This year was the 43rd staging of the event.  REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

X-Raid Mini JCW Team's Stephane Peterhansel and Co-Driver Edouard Boulanger in action during stage 6 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. This year was the 43rd staging of the event.  REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Toyota Gazoo Racing's Nasser Al-Attiyah and Co-Driver Matthieu Baumel in action during stage 8 of the 2021 Dakar Rally.    REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  

Toyota Gazoo Racing's Nasser Al-Attiyah and Co-Driver Matthieu Baumel in action during stage 8 of the 2021 Dakar Rally.  REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  

Toyota Gazoo Racing's Nasser Al-Attiyah and Co-Driver Matthieu Baumel in action during stage 8 of the 2021 Dakar Rally.  REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  
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Toyota Gazoo Racing's Henk Lategan and Co-Driver Brett Cummings react after crashing during stage 5 of the 2021 Dakar Rally.  REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  

Toyota Gazoo Racing's Henk Lategan and Co-Driver Brett Cummings react after crashing during stage 5 of the 2021 Dakar Rally.  REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  

Toyota Gazoo Racing's Henk Lategan and Co-Driver Brett Cummings react after crashing during stage 5 of the 2021 Dakar Rally.  REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  
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A general view during stage 9 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. 

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A general view during stage 9 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A general view during stage 9 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Hero Motosports Team Rally's Joaquim Rodrigues in action during stage 7 of the 2021 Dakar Rally.   REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Hero Motosports Team Rally's Joaquim Rodrigues in action during stage 7 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Hero Motosports Team Rally's Joaquim Rodrigues in action during stage 7 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Monster Energy Honda Team 2021's Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo in action during stage 4 of the 2021 Dakar Rally.  


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Monster Energy Honda Team 2021's Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo in action during stage 4 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  

Monster Energy Honda Team 2021's Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo in action during stage 4 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  
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Toyota Gazoo Racing's Nasser Al-Attiyah and Co-Driver Matthieu Baumel in action during stage 1 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Toyota Gazoo Racing's Nasser Al-Attiyah and Co-Driver Matthieu Baumel in action during stage 1 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Toyota Gazoo Racing's Nasser Al-Attiyah and Co-Driver Matthieu Baumel in action during stage 1 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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A child cheers as Slovnaft Rally Team's Stefan Svitko approaches during stage 8 of the 2021 Dakar Rally.  

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A child cheers as Slovnaft Rally Team's Stefan Svitko approaches during stage 8 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed    

A child cheers as Slovnaft Rally Team's Stefan Svitko approaches during stage 8 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed    
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A general view during stage 4 of the 2021 Dakar Rally.  

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A general view during stage 4 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A general view during stage 4 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Mammoet Rallysport's Martin Van Den Brink and Co-Driver Wouter De Graaff in action surrounded by camels during stage 10 of the 2021 Dakar Rally.   


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Mammoet Rallysport's Martin Van Den Brink and Co-Driver Wouter De Graaff in action surrounded by camels during stage 10 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  

Mammoet Rallysport's Martin Van Den Brink and Co-Driver Wouter De Graaff in action surrounded by camels during stage 10 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  
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Sherco Factory's Rui Goncalves in action as a boy cheers during stage 6 of the 2021 Dakar Rally.   REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  

Sherco Factory's Rui Goncalves in action as a boy cheers during stage 6 of the 2021 Dakar Rally.  REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  

Sherco Factory's Rui Goncalves in action as a boy cheers during stage 6 of the 2021 Dakar Rally.  REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  
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A general view during stage 9 of the 2021 Dakar Rally.   

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A general view during stage 9 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed    

A general view during stage 9 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed    
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Monster Energy Honda Team 2021's Kevin Benavides in action during stage 11 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. 

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Monster Energy Honda Team 2021's Kevin Benavides in action during stage 11 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  

Monster Energy Honda Team 2021's Kevin Benavides in action during stage 11 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  
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A general view as locals look on during the shakedown stage at the 2021 Dakar Rally.    REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  

A general view as locals look on during the shakedown stage at the 2021 Dakar Rally.   REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  

A general view as locals look on during the shakedown stage at the 2021 Dakar Rally.   REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed  
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HT Rally Raid Husqvarna Racing's Walter Roelants in action during stage 2 of the 2021 Dakar Rally.  REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed    

HT Rally Raid Husqvarna Racing's Walter Roelants in action during stage 2 of the 2021 Dakar Rally.  REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed    

HT Rally Raid Husqvarna Racing's Walter Roelants in action during stage 2 of the 2021 Dakar Rally.  REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed    
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A general view during stage 3 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. 
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A general view during stage 3 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed    

A general view during stage 3 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed    
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