Dakar rally: 40th edition begins in Lima

It's the 40th edition of the world's biggest annual off-road rally race, featuring hundreds of competing cars, trucks, bikes and quads.

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    Qatari driver, Nasser al-Attiyah, won the opening stage of the Dakar Rally in Peru.

    It's the 40th edition of the world's biggest annual off-road rally race, featuring hundreds of competing cars, trucks, bikes and quads.

    But, along with the fanfare, there are also concerns the race will affect some of Peru's archaeological treasures.

    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima.


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