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Photos: Solar cars race across desert

A Chilean car won Latin America's first solar car race.
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(Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images)

A Chilean car named Intikalpa has triumphed in Latin America's first solar car race.

The car — whose name means solar energy in the indigenous Quechua language of the Andes — beat out its 29 competitors from 30 countries in a 660-mile race through the Atacama Desert, reports AFP.

It's average speed was 46 miles per hour. 

Check out photos from the race.

Photos by Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images