The 2016 Dakar Rally

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(QNO) - Leaving Buenos Aires on January 2, nearly 350 competitors started the 37th annual Dakar Rally: a two-week off-roading adventure through Argentina and Bolivia. The vehicles—which include specialized cars, trucks, motorcycles, and quadbikes—are currently on stage ten of 16 between Belén and La Rioja, Argentina. Bad weather conditions forced organizers to cancel or shorten four stages so far this year. Here is a look at Dakar 2016 in progress, as teams race to Rosario, Argentina, on January 16.Honda's French biker Adrien Metge competes in Stage 8 of the Dakar 2016 between Salta and Belen, Argentina, on January 11, 2016. # Franck Fife / AFP / Getty Toby Price of Australia rides his KTM in the sixth stage of Dakar 2016 near Uyuni, Bolivia, on January 8, 2016. # POOL New / Reuters An Aymara woman holds a child as she stands on the side of the road to watch vehicles in the fifth stage Jujuy-Uyuni, near Uyuni, Bolivia, on January 7, 2016. # Marcos Brindicci / Reuters A biker waits for the start of Stage 6 of the Dakar 2016 around Uyuni, Bolivia, on January 8, 2016. # Franck Fife / AFP / Getty A quad kicks up gravel during Stage 8 of Dakar 2016 between Salta and Belen, Argentina, on January 11, 2016. # Franck Fife / AFP / Getty Trata truck drivers by Martin Kolomy, David Kilian and Rene Kilian, of Kazakhstan, race in the fifth stage between the cities of Jujuy, Argentina and Uyuni, Bolivia, on January 7, 2016. # Juan Karita / AP Husqvarna rider Ruben Faria of Portugal, is helped by two men after an accident during the sixth stage of Dakar 2016 in Uyuni, Bolivia, on January 8, 2016. # Franck Fife / AP Portugal’s Paulo Goncalves of Honda Team HRC, warms his hands with the exhaust of his bike, before the start of the sixth stage in Uyuni, Bolivia, on January 8, 2016. # Franck Fife / AP The Peugeot of Sebastien Loeb of France is seen turned over next to a helicopter during the eighth stage near Belen, Argentina, on January 11, 2016. # Andre Lavadinho / Pool / Reuters Honda rider Ricky Brabek, top, is followed by Sherco TVS rider Juan Pedrero Garcia, center, and Yamaha rider Adrien Van Beveren, during the ninth stage of Dakar 2016 in Belen, Argentina, on January 12, 2016. # Jorge Saenz / AP A pack of Andean camelids run across the Andean plains, during the 7th stage between Uyuni, Bolivia, and Salta, Argentina, on January 9, 2016. # Jorge Saenz / AP Portugal’s Ruben Faria of Husqvarna Racing Team, races in Jujuy, Argentina, on January 6, 2016. # Franck Fife / AP Mini driver Finland’s Mikko Hirvonen and co-driver France’s Michel Perin, race during the ninth stage in Belen, Argentina, on January 12, 2016. # Jorge Saenz / AP Ricardo Torlaschi, co-pilot of Xavier Pons of Spain, cleans his windshield at the end of the second stage of Dakar 2016 in Cordoba province, Argentina, on January 4, 2016. # Marcos Brindicci / Reuters Peugeot driver Stephane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean Paul Cottret, both of France, race in the 7th stage of the 2016 Dakar Rally, between Uyuni, Bolivia, and Salta, Argentina, on January 9, 2016. # Jorge Saenz / APSource: The Atlantic