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Dakar Rally 2016

The 13-stage Dakar Rally is traveling through Argentina and Bolivia via motorcycle, quad bike, car, or truck over extreme terrain. Competitors and support crews come from around the world to challenge their mechanical, driving, and orienteering skills. The race wraps up this Saturday in Rosario, Argentina after covering the more than 5,700-miles.--By Lloyd Young
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Peugeot's French driver Stephane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean Paul Cottret compete during the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally 2016 from Uyuni, Bolivia to Salta, Argentina on Jan. 9. (Marcos Brindicci/AFP/Getty Images)
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Brazilian Marcelo Medeiros of Yamaha team in an accident during the fifth stage of the Dakar Rally 2016 between Jujuy, Argentina, and Uyuni, Bolivia, on Jan. 7. (Felipe Trueba/EPA)
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Mini driver Nani Roma, from Spain, is covered in dirt after completing the second stage of the Dakar Rally, between Villa Carlos Paz and Termas de Rio Hondo, Argentina. The rally, running in Argentina and Bolivia, ends next Saturday Jan. 16 in Rosario, Argentina. (Jorge Saenz/Associated Press)
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The bivouac of the Dakar Rally is seen during the ninth stage, in Belen, Argentina on Jan. 12. (Jorge Saenz/Associated Press)
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Biker Kevin Benavides of Argentina greets the fans before a prologue of the Dakar 2016 between Buenos Aires and Rosario, in Rosario, Argentina, on Jan. 2. (Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudi Arab Yzeed Alrahji and and German Timo Gottschalk (Toyota) in action during the second stage of the Dakar Rally 2016, between Villa Carlos Paz and Termas de Rio Hondo locality, Argentina, on Jan. 4. (Felipe Trueba/EPA)
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Peugeot's French driver Sebastien Loeb (center) greets fans at the end of the fifith stage of the Dakar Rally 2016 between Jujuy -in Argentina- and Uyuni, Bolivia, on Jan. 7. (Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)
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Laia Sanz of Spain riding on and for KTM 450 Rally Replica KTM Racing Team competes on day three of the race between Termas de Rio Hondo and Jujuy on Jan. 5 near San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
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Pablo Quintanilla of Chile rides his Husqvarna during the sixth stage in the Dakar Rally 2016 near Uyuni, Bolivia, on Jan. 8. (Frank Fife/pool photo)
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Husqvarna rider Ruben Faria of Portugal receives medical attention after a fall during the sixth stage in the Dakar Rally 2016 near Uyuni, Bolivia, on Jan. 8. (Frank Fife/pool photo)
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Uladzimir Vasileuski of Belarus, Dzmitry Vikhrenka of Belarus and Aliaksei Neviarovich of Belarus of Maz-Sportauto and in truck MAZ 5309RR break down on their way to compete on day 4 and the San Salvador de Jujuy stage four of the race on Jan. 6 near to Purmamarca, Argentina. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
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Nani Roma of Spain in the Mini All4 Racing for Axion X-Raid Team looks on after getting stuck in the mud as they compete between Villa Carlos Paz and Termas de Rio Hondo in the Dakar Rally on Jan. 4 near Dean Funes, Argentina. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
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Peugeot's French driver Sebastien Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena from Monaco compete in the seventh stage of the Dakar 2016 between Uyuni in Bolivia and Salta in Argentina, on Jan. 9. (Jorge Saenz/AFP/Getty Images)
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Japanese driver Yoshi Sugawara sleeps next to a service truck during the rest day of the Dakar Rally in Salta, Argentina, on Jan. 16. (Felipe Trueba/EPA)
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Russia's Kamaz's driver Airat Mardeev, co-driver Aydar Belyaev and Dmitry Svistunov compete during the eighth stage of the Dakar between Salta and Belen, Argentina, on Jan. 11. (Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)
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KTM motorcycle driver Matthias Walkner, of Austria, races during the seventh stage on Jan. 9 of the Dakar Rally between Uyuni, Bolivia and Salta, Argentina. (Jorge Saenz/Associated Press)
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Ricardo Torlaschi, co-pilot of Xavier Pons of Spain, cleans their Ford car with water at the end of the second stage in the Dakar Rally 2016 in Cordoba province, Argentina, on Jan. 4. (Marcos Brindicci/Reuters)
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Toyota's driver Ronan Chabot of France and co-driver Gilles Pillot compete during the 11km Prologue of the Dakar Rally in the province of Buenos Aires, on Jan. 2,. The Dakar Rally, which officially starts on Jan. 3, will see participants race across Argentina and Bolivia in a two-week test of endurance. (Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)
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Slovak rider Stefan Svitko checks his KTM before the third stage of the Dakar Rally between Termas de Rio Hondo and Jujuy, in Termas de Rio Hondo, Argentina, on Jan. 5. (Fransk Fife/AFP/Getty Images)
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Russia's Andrey Karginov drives his Kamaz truck during the Dakar Rally 2016 in Chulluquiani, Oruro Department, Bolivia, on Jan. 8. (David Mercado/Reuters)
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Erik Loon of the Netherlands and Wouter Rosegaar of the Netherlands in the Mini All4 Racing for Vanloon Racing Van compete on fifth stage from Jujuy in Argentina to Uyuni in Bolivia on Jan. 7 in Villazon, Bolivia. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
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Robert Van Pelt of the Netherlands rides his Husqvarna as two women cheer while holding a Bolivian national flag during the fifth stage Jujuy-Uyuni in the Dakar Rally 2016 near Uyuni, Bolivia, on Jan. 7. (Marcos Brindicci/Reuters)
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Helder Rodrigues of Portugal rides his Yamaha motorcycle during third stage of the the Dakar Rally between Termas de Rio Hondo and Jujuy, Argentina on Jan. 5. (Marcos Brindicci/pool via Associated Press)
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Brian Baragwanath of South Africa riding on and for Yamaha Raptor 700 Team Rhide Sa competes on day 10 stage 9 during the 2016 Dakar Rally on Jan. 12 in near Belen, Argentina. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
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Peugeot driver France's Sebastien Loeb, left, and co-driver Monaco's Daniel Elena, work on their car after an accident during the eighth stage of the Dakar Rally, in Cafayate, Argentina, on Jan. 11. (Andre Lavadinho/pool via Associated Press)
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Antoine Meo (top) of France rides his KTM ahead of Juan Pedrero Garcia (center) of Spain on his Sherco TVS and Adrien Van Beveren of France on his Yamaha during the ninth stage of the Dakar Rally 2016 near Belen, Argentina, on Jan. 12. (Marcos Brindicci/Reuters)
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