Terror threat leads to cancellation of Dakar Rally
PARIS -- Danger and the Dakar Rally have long been synonymous: Dozens have died racing from Europe across some of the world's most inhospitable terrain to the western tip of Africa.
But the threat of an al-Qaida-linked attack pushed the element
of risk to levels organizers deemed unacceptable. They canceled the
epic race on Friday, meaning terrorists have ensured there will be
no spectacular images this year of dune buggies throwing up clouds
of dust and lone motorcycle riders spinning ...
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