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Dakar Rally drivers race across Peru's dunes during stage four

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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, on Jan. 8. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20.

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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, Jan. 8, 2013.

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Mini's driver Lonid Novitskiy of Russia competes during Stage 4 of Dakar between Nazca and Arequipa, Peru, on Jan. 8.

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Eduard Nikolaev, Sergey Savostin and Vladimir Rybakov of Russia race their Kamaz truck on a beach during the 2013 Dakar Rally on Jan. 8.

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U.S. Robby Gordon is pictured next to his Hummer in the sand during the Dakar Rally on Jan. 8.