Riders race their motorcycles through dunes during the stage from Arica to Calama, Chile, on Jan. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. (Victor R.
Brazil's Guilherme Spinelli is seen stuck in a flooded river during Stage 8 of the Dakar Rally between Salta and Tucuman, Argentina, on Jan.
Riders compete during the Stage 1 of the Dakar Rally between Lima and Pisco, Peru, on Jan. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from Jan. 5 to (Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)
Carlos Sainz and co-pilot Timo Gottshalk of team Buggy compete during the stage from Pisco to Nazca on day three of the 2013 Dakar Rally on January 2013 in Pisco, Peru.
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