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Leonid Novitskiy wins Dakar Rally opener as Nassar Al-Attiyah hits early problem

Leonid Novitskiy won the opening stage of the 2012 Dakar Rally, which also saw a fatality in the motorcycle section and early trouble for last year's winner Nasser Al-Attiyah

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