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Dakar rally racers gearing down

More than 400 cars, trucks, motorcycles and quads set out on difficult terrain to reach finish line.

Last updated: 18 Jan 2014 21:00
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The 2014 Dakar Rally has left the Atlantic port city of Rosario in Argentina nearly two weeks ago, and almost 10,000km later, it will finish in the Pacific port city of Valparaiso.

Hundreds of cars, trucks, motorcycles and quads set out on January 5, but less than half that number will finish the race, having traversed some of the toughest terrain in the world.

This is the sixth time the rally, an off-road endurance race, has been held in South America after moving from Africa in 2008.

Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Valparaiso.

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