Every year Boston.com
does a Big Picture
photo essay on the rally, and as usual, this year does not disappoint.
:: Fans gather during the departure ceremony of the Dakar Rally 2014 in Rosario, Argentina, on Jan. 4. (Franck Fife/Reuters)
:: Yamaha rider Sergio Lafuente, of Uruguay, races across the dunes during the ninth stage of the Dakar Rally between the cities of Calama and Iquique, Chile, on Jan. 14. (Victor R. Caivano/Associated Press)
:: Spaniard Pep Roca Vila, Dutch Peter Van Eerd and Spaniard Xavi Colome Roqueta in action during the sixth stage of the Rally Dakar between San Miguel de Tucuman and Salta, Argentina. (Nicolas Aguilera/EPA)
:: French Bruno da Costa (center) and Xavier de Soultrait (right) compete during the ninth stage between Calama and Iquique localities, Chile. (Felipe Trueba/EPA)
:: Boris Garafulic of Chile and co-pilot Gilles Picard of France drive their Mini through the dunes during the tenth stage of the Dakar Rally between the cities of Iquique and Antofagasta, Chile, on Jan. 15. (Victor R. Caivano/Associated Press)