Highlights: The first week of the Dakar in photos

The Dakar is one of the toughest competitions in racing. But it's also one of the most scenic and beautiful races to photograph. Check out the amazing images from the first week of the 2017 Dakar. Enjoy!

Highlights: The first week of the Dakar in photos
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#500 Team De Rooy, IVECO: Gerard De Rooy, Moises Torrallardona, Darek Rodewald
#500 Team De Rooy, IVECO: Gerard De Rooy, Moises Torrallardona, Darek Rodewald
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Photo by: Team de Rooy

#339 X-Raid Team Mini: Sylvio de Barros, Rafael Capoani
#339 X-Raid Team Mini: Sylvio de Barros, Rafael Capoani
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#339 X-Raid Team Mini: Sylvio de Barros, Rafael Capoani
#339 X-Raid Team Mini: Sylvio de Barros, Rafael Capoani
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Photo by: X-Raid Team

#300 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 3008 DKR: Stéphane Peterhansel, Jean-Paul Cottret
#300 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 3008 DKR: Stéphane Peterhansel, Jean-Paul Cottret
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Photo by: A.S.O.

#304 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 3008 DKR: Carlos Sainz, Lucas Cruz
#304 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 3008 DKR: Carlos Sainz, Lucas Cruz
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Photo by: A.S.O.

#50 Honda: Daniel Nosiglia
#50 Honda: Daniel Nosiglia
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Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

#2 KTM: Stefan Svitko
#2 KTM: Stefan Svitko
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Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

#25 Himoinsa Racing Team KTM: Ivan Cervantes
#25 Himoinsa Racing Team KTM: Ivan Cervantes
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Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

#500 Team De Rooy Iveco: Gerard de Rooy, Moises Torrallardona, Darek Rodewald
#500 Team De Rooy Iveco: Gerard de Rooy, Moises Torrallardona, Darek Rodewald
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Photo by: Team de Rooy

#304 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 3008 DKR: Carlos Sainz, Lucas Cruz
#304 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 3008 DKR: Carlos Sainz, Lucas Cruz
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Photo by: Peugeot Sport

#304 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 3008 DKR: Carlos Sainz, Lucas Cruz
#304 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 3008 DKR: Carlos Sainz, Lucas Cruz
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Photo by: Peugeot Sport

#307 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 3008 DKR: Cyril Despres, David Castera
#307 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 3008 DKR: Cyril Despres, David Castera
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Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

#314 X-Raid Team Mini: Boris Garafulic, Filipe Palmeiro
#314 X-Raid Team Mini: Boris Garafulic, Filipe Palmeiro
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Photo by: X-Raid Team

#43 Yamaha Official Rally Team: Rodney Faggotter
#43 Yamaha Official Rally Team: Rodney Faggotter
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Photo by: Yamaha

Helder Rodrigues, Yamaha Official Rally Team
Helder Rodrigues, Yamaha Official Rally Team
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Photo by: Yamaha

#1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing: Toby Price
#1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing: Toby Price
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Photo by: KTM Images

#347 Suzuki: Tim Coronel
#347 Suzuki: Tim Coronel
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Photo by: Tom Coronel

#347 Suzuki: Tim Coronel
#347 Suzuki: Tim Coronel
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Photo by: Tom Coronel

#77 Sherco TVS Racing Sherco: Aravind KP
#77 Sherco TVS Racing Sherco: Aravind KP
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Photo by: Sherco Racing

#304 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 3008 DKR: Carlos Sainz, Lucas Cruz
#304 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 3008 DKR: Carlos Sainz, Lucas Cruz
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Photo by: Peugeot Sport

Beautiful South American landscape
Beautiful South American landscape
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Photo by: A.S.O.

Bivouac from above
Bivouac from above
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#258 Honda: Daniel Domaszewski
#258 Honda: Daniel Domaszewski
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Photo by: A.S.O.

#11 Monster Energy Honda Team: Joan Barreda
#11 Monster Energy Honda Team: Joan Barreda
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Photo by: Honda Racing

Nasser Al-Attiyah, Toyota Gazoo Racing
Nasser Al-Attiyah, Toyota Gazoo Racing
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Photo by: A.S.O.

#19 KTM Racing Team: Laia Sanz
#19 KTM Racing Team: Laia Sanz
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Photo by: KTM Images

#340 KH-7 Rally Team, Mitsubishi: Isidre Esteve, Txema Villalobos
#340 KH-7 Rally Team, Mitsubishi: Isidre Esteve, Txema Villalobos
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Photo by: DPPI

#3 Husqvarna Factory Racing: Pablo Quintanilla
#3 Husqvarna Factory Racing: Pablo Quintanilla
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Photo by: Husqvarna

#19 KTM Racing Team: Laia Sanz
#19 KTM Racing Team: Laia Sanz
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Photo by: KTM Images

#1 Red Bull KTM Factory Team: Toby Price
#1 Red Bull KTM Factory Team: Toby Price
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Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

#315 Renault: Emiliano Spataro, Benjamin Lozada
#315 Renault: Emiliano Spataro, Benjamin Lozada
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Photo by: willyweyens.com

#321 Ford: Martin Prokop, Ilka Minor
#321 Ford: Martin Prokop, Ilka Minor
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Photo by: willyweyens.com

#300 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 3008 DKR: Stéphane Peterhansel, Jean-Paul Cottret
#300 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 3008 DKR: Stéphane Peterhansel, Jean-Paul Cottret
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Photo by: Peugeot Sport

#504 MAN: Hans Stacey, Jan Van Der Vaet, Hugo Kuppen
#504 MAN: Hans Stacey, Jan Van Der Vaet, Hugo Kuppen
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Photo by: EVM Rally Team

#525 Team De Rooy, IVECO: Wuf Van Ginkel, Bert Van Donkelaar, Erik Kofman
#525 Team De Rooy, IVECO: Wuf Van Ginkel, Bert Van Donkelaar, Erik Kofman
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Photo by: Team de Rooy

#17 Monster Energy Honda Team: Paulo Goncalves
#17 Monster Energy Honda Team: Paulo Goncalves
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Photo by: A.S.O.

#25 Himoinsa Racing Team KTM: Ivan Cervantes
#25 Himoinsa Racing Team KTM: Ivan Cervantes
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Photo by: A.S.O.

#11 Monster Energy Honda Team: Joan Barreda
#11 Monster Energy Honda Team: Joan Barreda
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Photo by: Honda Racing

Peugeots in the crowd
Peugeots in the crowd
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Photo by: A.S.O.

#354 Suzuki: Tom Coronel
#354 Suzuki: Tom Coronel
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Photo by: Tom Coronel

#92 KTM: Carlo Vellutino
#92 KTM: Carlo Vellutino
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Photo by: A.S.O.

Flood conditions at the bivouac in Oruro
Flood conditions at the bivouac in Oruro
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Photo by: Honda Racing

Flood conditions at the Bivouac
Flood conditions at the Bivouac
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Photo by: A.S.O.

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