Dakar Rally Kicks Off in Argentina

The Dakar Rally kicks off  in Buenos Aires. The grueling16-day cross-country race will take drivers 5,903 miles across northern Argentina, through the Andes, the Atacama desert of Chile and back to the Argentine capital.

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    Cristophe Geoffroy, of France, races his Honda in the seventh stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Arica and Antofagasta, Chile.
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    Vehicles are seen parked prior to the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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    Spaniard Carlos Sainz drives his Volkswagen during a stage of the Dakar Rally in South America.
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    Camelia Liparoti, right, from France, rides her Yamaha quad followed by Federico Gut, from Argentina, in his Polaris quad during the first stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Victoria and Cordoba, Argentina.
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    A biker races in the third stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between San Miguel de Tucumán and Jujuy, Argentina.
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    Volkswagen's driver Mark Miller, from the U.S., and co-driver Ralph Pitchford, from South Africa, compete during the sixth stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Iquique and Arica in Chile.
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    KTM MRW Rally Factory's Juan Pedrero García rides his motorcycle during the sixth stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Iquique and Arica in Chile.
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    BMW driver Nani Roma and co-driver Gilles Picard, both of Spain, race in the seventh stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Arica and Antofagasta, Chile.
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    MAN's driver Richard González and co-driver Raphael Gimbre, from France, sit beside their truck after it overturned during the sixth stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Iquique and Arica in Chile.
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    A racer rides his motorcycle during the sixth stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Iquique and Arica in Chile.
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    Paulo Goncalves of Portugal races his BMW in the seventh stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Arica and Antofagasta, Chile.
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    Tatra driver Ales Loprais and co-driver Milan Holan, both of the Czech Republic, race in the seventh stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Arica and Antofagasta, Chile.
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    Jincheng biker Baohua Han of China stops to help KTM biker Meffre Laurent of France after falling in the seventh stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Arica and Antofagasta, Chile.
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