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Michael Schumacher: One year on from ski crash

Updated 1318 GMT (2118 HKT) December 29, 2014
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Fans of Michael Schumacher around the world are urging the Formula One record breaker to keep fighting one year on from his devastating ski injury. GIUSEPPE CACACE
The seven-time F1 champion was hospitalized on December 29 2013 after suffering "severe head trauma" from a ski accident in the French Alps. He is no longer in a coma and continues his recovery at the family home near Lake Geneva, Switzerland. MARCUS BRANDT/AFP/Getty Images
Schumacher suffered severe head injuries when he hit a rock during a skiing trip to the French Alps. He was a strong skier and is seen here navigating a slalom course at the Italian ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio in 2005. PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images/file
Schumacher received treatment at the emergency department of the University Hospital of Lausanne in Grenoble, France. JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images
The media and well-wishers soon gathered outside the Grenoble hospital. Intense speculation about Schumacher's health has continued in the year since the accident. Saskya Vandoorne/CNN
Corinna Schumacher, seen here with husband Michael in 2011, has striven to retain the family's privacy. She published a note of thanks to fans in the official program of the 2014 German Grand Prix. Mark Thompson/Getty Images/file
Schumacher made his F1 debut in 1991. Shortly after making his bow, the German posed for this photograph at the go-kart circuit in his hometown of Kerpen where he began his racing career. Bongarts/Getty Images
Schumacher won his first world title with Benetton in 1994 -- he went on to repeat the feat the following season. Mike Hewitt/ALLSPORT
The German won five world titles with Ferrari. The last of them -- his seventh overall -- came in 2005. His collection of world titles remains unbeaten in the sport's history. Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images
Schumacher celebrated plenty of good times with the Italian scarlet racers and Ferrari continue to support his recovery with a #ForzaMichael digital campaign. OLIVER MULTHAUP/AFP/Getty Images