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In pictures: F1 legend Michael Schumacher turns 50 on January 3

A Formula One legend with seven world titles, Michael Schumacher has been anonymous five years since he suffered a serious ski accident on December 29, 2013. The former rider will celebrate his 50th birthday on January 3, but his state of health remains a mystery.

In pictures: F1 legend Michael Schumacher turns 50 on January 3
Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP prepares to drive during the final practice session prior to qualifying for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 26, 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In pictures: F1 legend Michael Schumacher turns 50 on January 3
Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP walks with his wife Corrina in the paddock during previews to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 10, 2011 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In pictures: F1 legend Michael Schumacher turns 50 on January 3
Michael Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari steps out of his car on the starting grid prior to the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Interlagos on October 22, 2006 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In pictures: F1 legend Michael Schumacher turns 50 on January 3
Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher of Germany parades around the circuit before the 2002 F1 Canadian Grand Prix held in Montreal, Canada on June 9, 2002.
In pictures: F1 legend Michael Schumacher turns 50 on January 3
President Luca di Montezemolo of Ferrari hugs his driver Michael Schumacher of Germany during the launch of the new Ferrari F1 car for the Season 2006 on January 24, 2006 in Mugello near Florence, Italy.
In pictures: F1 legend Michael Schumacher turns 50 on January 3
Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher celebrates his win alongside technical director Ross Brawn on the podium after the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos in Sao Paulo, Brazil.