In pictures: Dakar Rally 2017 in Paraguay

Toyota's pilot Nasser Al Attiyah of Qatar wins first stage of 2017 Dakar Rally in Argentina
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Toyota's pilot Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and his co-pilot Mathieu Baumel of France compete during the 2017 Dakar Rally Stage 1 between Asuncion and Resistencia, in Argentina, on January 2, 2017. (Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)
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Mini's pilot Yazeed Alrajhi of Saudi Arabia and co-pilot Timo Gottschalk of Germany compete during the 2017 Dakar Rally Stage 1 between Asuncion and Resistencia, in Argentina, on January 2, 2017. (Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)
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Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and Toyota Gazoo Racing drives with co-driver Matthieu Baumel of France in the Hilux Toyota car in the Classe : T1.3 : 2 Roues Motrices, Essence during stage one of the 2017 Dakar Rally between Asuncion, Paraguay and Resistencia, Argentina on January 2, 2017 at an unspecified location in Paraguay. (Getty Images)
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Nani Roma of Spain and Toyota Overdrive drives with co-driver Alex Haro Bravo of Spain in the Hilux Toyota car in the Classe : T1.1 : 4x4 Tout-Terrain Modifies Essence during stage one of the 2017 Dakar Rally between Asuncion, Paraguay and Resistencia, Argentina on January 2, 2017 at an unspecified location in Paraguay. (Getty Images)
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Cyril Despres of France and Peugeot Total drives with co-driver David Castera of France in the 3008 DKR Peugeot car in the Classe : T1.4 2 Roues Motrices, Diesel during stage one of the 2017 Dakar Rally between Asuncion, Paraguay and Resistencia, Argentina on January 2, 2017 at an unspecified location in Paraguay. (Getty Images)
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French rider Xavier De Soultrait of team Yamaha, who won the first stage of the 2017 Dakar Rally, before setting out on January 2, 2017 from Asuncion. Some 316 vehicles, including 83 cars and 146 motorbikes, are registered for the 39th Dakar Rally, which will be staged over nearly 9,000 kilometres (5,600 miles) from January 2-14 in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. (Norberto Duarte/AFP/Getty Images)
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Xavier De Soultrait of France and Yamaha HFP rides a WR 450 F Yamaha bike in the Classe 2.1 : Super Production during stage one of the 2017 Dakar Rally between Asuncion, Paraguay and Resistencia, Argentina on January 2, 2017 at an unspecified location in Paraguay. (Getty Images)
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Laia Sanz of Spain and KTM rides a 450 Rally Replica KTM bike in the Elite ASO during stage one of the 2017 Dakar Rally between Asuncion, Paraguay and Resistencia, Argentina on January 2, 2017 at an unspecified location in Paraguay. (Getty Images)
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Zdenek Tuma of the Czech Republic and Yamaha rides a RR700 Yamaha quad bike in the Classe : 4 x 2 0 a 750 cm3 during stage one of the 2017 Dakar Rally between Asuncion, Paraguay and Resistencia, Argentina on January 2, 2017 at an unspecified location in Paraguay. (Getty Images)
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Kamil Wisniewski of Poland and Yamaha rides a CAN-AM Renegade 850 YAmaha quad bike in the Classe : 4 x 4 0 a 900 cm3 during stage one of the 2017 Dakar Rally between Asuncion, Paraguay and Resistencia, Argentina on January 2, 2017 at an unspecified location in Paraguay. (Getty Images)