In Pictures: Toughing it out in the Dakar Rally

The 38th edition of the Dakar Rally, an off-road endurance event, is currently underway in South America. Competitors use vehicles such as motorbikes, quads, cars and trucks to traverse through tough terrain in the 12-stage competition. The event, which started in Asunción, Paraguay, on Jan 2, will take participants through Bolivia and Argentina.