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Friedrich Pinter of Austria competes in the men's 10km sprint event on Jan. 12 during the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Ruhpolding, Germany. A biathlon is a winter sporting event consisting of cross country skiing and rifle shooting.
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A off-road motorcyclist travels across miles of dunes from Pisco to Nazca on Jan. 7 during Peru's 2013 Dakar Rally.
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Roope Tonteri of Finland goes airborn during qualification for the men's FIS Snowboard Slope Style World Cup on Jan. 9 at the Sprint US Snowboarding Grand Prix in Copper Mountain, Colo. Roope finished third in his heat, allowing him to advance to the finals.
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