2015 Dakar Rally in Photos

Dakar Rally 560x280The 36th running of the Dakar Rally concluded on Saturday after touring South America for the seventh successive year. The event started in Buenos Aires, Argentina on January 4, then ran through Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, before returning to Buenos Aires on January 17 after 13 stages of competition, for a total distance of 5,592 miles. Competitors and support crews come from around the world to challenge their mechanical, driving, and orienteering skills. Each year the Big Picture blog from Boston.com posts a collection of gorgeous photos from the event, and this year we wanted to focus on the amazingly scenic setting with our favorite selections for the small gallery below. Please visit The Big Picture for their entire collection including captions for each photo.

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