As the Paris to Dakar rally neared its finish on Monday (18 January), the Marreau brothers -- Bernard and Claude -- were still leading the auto section in their Renault 20 Turbo.
GV 'Welcome to Senegal' sign by body of water.
SV Motorcyclist No.11 going through water and up bank.
GV Car No.269 out of water and up slope.
GV Four-wheel drive vehicle No.174 through water.
GV Motorcyclist through shallow water and up bank.
LV Black woman at waterside with dish on head.
TOP VIEW Mercedes Benz four-wheeler No.154 (Jacky Ickx) out of water and up slope.
SV Motorcyclist No. 61 in water and up bank. (2 SHOTS)
SV Competitor bathing.
LV Two motorcycles No. 35 & 97, travelling along track side by side.
LV Car No.150 along skyline and down slope.
GV Motorcyclist rushing along dirt track.
LV Motorcycle with sidecar down slope and past camera.
SV Motorcycle with sidecar along track.
LV Officials at checkpoint as motorcyclist approaches and stop.
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Background: As the Paris to Dakar rally neared its finish on Monday (18 January), the Marreau brothers -- Bernard and Claude -- were still leading the auto section in their Renault 20 Turbo. Contestants were confronted by a water hazard as soon as they had crossed from Mali into Senegal. This was a relaxed prelude to the finish after the tribulations of the desert sections through Algeria and Mali. In the motorcycle section, which has shrunken since leaving Paris on January the 1st, the loader is Cyril Neveu on a Honda. When the survivors have roared, or sputtered, into Dakar on Wednesday (20 January), they will have covered some 9000 kilometres (5,592.24 miles).