A photo taken on December 31, 2013 in Meribel shows the off-piste spot where seven-time German Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is believed to have fallen on December 29. Schumacher's condition has shown a slight improvement after a second operation following his weekend ski accident but he is not out of danger, doctors said December 31. 'We are surprised by the improvement,' one doctor said at a press conference, adding that the medical team had 'gained some time'. AFP PHOTO / Jean Pierre Clatot
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Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP reacts in parc ferme after finishing his last F1 race following the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 25, 2012 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 22, 2012 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP is interviewed by the media during previews to the Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit of Spa Francorchamps on August 30, 2012 in Spa Francorchamps, Belgium.
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Formula One driver Michael Schumacher and his wife Corinna pose during the 31. Sportpresseball at Alte Oper on November 10, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates setting the fastest time before his five place grid penalty during qualifying for the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco on May 26, 2012 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
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Fans gather outside the Grenoble University Hospital Centre to mark the 45th birthday of former German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher who is being treated for a severe head injury following a skiing accident on Sunday in Meribel on January 3, 2014 in Grenoble, France.