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Stunning images of the Dakar Rally

Updated 0839 GMT (1639 HKT) January 21, 2019
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Chilean motorcylist Jose Ignacio Florimo Cornejo conquers a near vertical sand dune. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Mini's Spanish driver Nani Roma and co-driver Alexandre Haro Bravo navigate sand and dunes on stage nine. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
A red landscape acts as the backdrop as KTM rider Luciano Benavides tackles stage seven of the event. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images South America/Getty Images
It's a race across the beach on stage five as a helicopter hovers ominously closely to the riders on the ground below. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images South America/Getty Images
A helicopter casts is shadow over Mini driver Stephane Peterhansel and co-driver David Castera. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The car driven of Cyril Despres dissects the sparse landscape during stage seven of the Dakar. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images South America/Getty Images
The truck of Gerrit Zuurmond, Jasper Riezebos and Klaas Kwakkel flips over as Philippe Boutron and Mayeul Barbet check on the Dutch trio. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images South America/Getty Images
Richard Main leaves a massive trail of sand in his wake on board his Redline KTM on stage six. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images South America/Getty Images
US biker Ricky Brabec and Argentina's Kevin Benavides do wheelies on sync during a stage-five battle between the pair. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Quad bike riderJeremias Gonzalez Ferioli turns a tight corner during the course of stage four. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images South America/Getty Images
Carlos Sainz rings for help after a crash leaves his car heavily damaged. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Carlos Gracida Garza of Mexico competes in the sand, desert and dunes during stage nine. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar celebrates his Dakar Rally victory. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images South America/Getty Images