UAE driver in Australian rally

United Arab Emirates rally driver Khalid Al Qassimi battled his way to ninth place in Rally Australia, part of the three-day World Rally Championship (WRC) event in Coffs Harbour. Al Qassimi won the Middle East Rally Championship in 2004, before graduating to the WRC.
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Khalid Al Qassimi of United Arabian Emirates and Scott Martin of Great Britain compete in their Abu Dhabi Citroen Total WRT Citroen DS3 WRC during the Shakedown of the WRC Australia on September 12, 2013 in Coffs Harbour, Australia. (Getty Images)
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Citroen driver Khalid Al Qassimi of the United Arab Emirates slides his car through a corner on the first special stage of the Rally Of Australia in the World Rally Championship (WRC) in Coffs Harbour on September 12, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Citroen driver Khalid Al Qassimi of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) slides his car through a corner in Rally Australia in the World Rally Championship (WRC) in Coffs Harbour on September 14, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Khalid Al Qassimi of the United Arab Emirates speeds through a water crossing on the way to ninth place in Rally Australia, on the final day of the World Rally Championship (WRC) event in Coffs Harbour on September 15, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Khalid Al Qassimi of the United Arab Emirates speeds through a water crossing on the way to ninth place in Rally Australia, on the final day of the World Rally Championship (WRC) event in Coffs Harbour on September 15, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Citroen driver Khalid Al Qassimi of the United Arab Emirates slides his car through a corner on day two of the Rally Australia in the World Rally Championship (WRC) in Coffs Harbour on September 13, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Khalid Al Qassimi of the United Arab Emirates speeds through a water crossing on the way to ninth place in Rally Australia, on the final day of the World Rally Championship (WRC) event in Coffs Harbour on September 15, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)