Mark Haldane and his dog Comet play with a puck as the temperature trends upward Monday January 30, 2012 at Westchester Lagoon. Fresh snow was accumulating on the ice, obscuring the puck just after the surface had been hot mopped. "It's so beautiful," said Haldane, who was happy to get Comet some exercise after the cold spell.
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The best of the Anchorage Daily News photos in January, 2012.