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Competitors get stuck in, and escape, the sand dunes on Stage 6 of the Dakar Rally

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Yamaha Paolo Sabbatucci of Italy, right, tries to get his motorcycle out of the sand as Yamaha teammate rider John Mckendrick of Chile, waits for him during the 6th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Arica to Calama, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 10.

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Mini's driver Nani Joan Roma of Spain is stuck in the sand during Stage 6 of the Dakar.

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Chile's KTM biker Marco Reinike

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Argentine co-driver Bernardo Graue, left, and driver Lucio Alvarez, inside the vehicle, try to free their pick-up stuck on a dune.

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French Ronan Chabot (L) passes Argentinian Lucio Alvarez, stuck in a dune, during the sixth stage of the Dakar Rally between Arica and Calama, Chile, Jan. 10.

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Italian biker Alessandro Zanotti

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