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BUENOS AIRES vapormax noir homme , Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah claimed his second Dakar Rally title after 9,000 gruelling kilometers concluded in Buenos Aires here on Saturday.
Al-Attiyah dominated the car category for entire two-week rally. The Mini driver won the first stage but was handed down a time penalty for speeding in the link section, but he took the overall lead at the end of the second stage again and kept it until the end with five stage wins in all.
Also as the Olympic bronze medal winner in skeet shooting at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Al-Attiyah eventually added to his career another Dakar Rally win after winning the most prestigious rally on Earth in 2011.
"I'm delighted I've won the Dakar! It's fantastic because we've dominated the race from the beginning and were able to control the rally throughout. I've got lots of people to thank for this," said Al-Attiyah.
"I came to the Dakar in top-notch form, both physically and mentally. Then, we managed to do our job day after day. It's fantastic. Now I want to win even more."
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Thirty-eight-year-old Spaniard Marc Coma claimed the title in the motorcycle competition. It was the fifth time that he has won the Dakar Rally.
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Polish motorbike rider Michal Hernik was found dead in the third stage at some 300 meters from the desert track without his helmet and with no apparent injury and no damage to his motorbike that would indicate an accident.
His was the fifth death since the rally was moved to South America in 2009 over security concerns in the Sahara region and the 24th since the race was created in 1979.
HO CHI MINH CITY, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Over 100 athletes, including Vietnam's top badminton player Vu Tien Minh and his wife Vu Thi Trang, will compete at the 2017 national badminton championship.
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Winners of singles and doubles events for men and women will receive cash prizes from 600 to 1,100 U.S. dollars.
People queued for up to six hours to visit the exhibition “A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum” at the Shanghai Museum yesterday, the last day of the popular exhibit.
TOURIST numbers for Golden Week this autumn — combining National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival from October 1 to 8 — remained steady, with about 10.6 million visitors.
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But the mix changed dramatically, with some venues recording strong increases and others seeing visitor numbers plunge.
The Bund, Yuyuan Garden, and the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall were the most popular destinations for tourists from abroad and from around the country, while newly opened suburban parks drew the locals.
Yuyuan Garden received 880,000 tourists between October 1 and 7, while the Bund had 1.78 million tourists and more than 410 nike vapormax flyknit pas cher ,000 people toured the city’s parks.
With the construction of 45 kilometers of uninterrupted pedestrian paths along the Huangpu River, cruise trips were also increasingly popular — with numbers topping 120,000, an almost 23 percent increase from the same period last year.
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More than 149,000 people visited the landmark Oriental Pearl TV Tower, down 13 percent. But the Shanghai Wildlife Park welcomed 239,000 people nike vapormax pas cher , up 19 percent, according to the tourism office.
Century Park also saw an 18 percent rise in visitors, to 120,000.
Jinmao Tower had 94,000 tourists, a drop of 3 percent.
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Shopping accounted for more than a third — 36 percent — of spending.
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But the number of visitors to Shanghai between October 1 and October 4 fell 2 percent from the same period last year to about 5.2 million, due to rainy and overcast weather, officials said.
The number of people visiting the city’s parks rose 1.8 percent, the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau said.
Mild temperatures and sunny weather in the second half of the holiday boosted the figure, the bureau said, adding the peak was from last Tuesday to Saturday.
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Landscape lights illuminated the city during the holiday, and nine areas such as People’s Square and the Bund were spruced up with flowers and landscaping.