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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Katherine Keith puts booties on one of John Baker’s sled dogs before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A member of a Japanese film crew, Kenichiro Takahashi, poses with Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit’s mascot Ugly before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Barb Redington wears a hat, which she decorated to celebrate the 40th Iditarod before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race, the 41st running of the race, in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. The hat belonged to her late mother-in-law Vi Redington, wife of race founder Joe Redington. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Kiki Storms, from Unalakleet, and Loureli Kinneen, from Nome, pose with Iditarod Musher Martin Buser, before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Nedra Anderson and Tim Pine take care of the barbecue grill by the John Baker team parking spot before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Dog harnesses hang at the ready on the back of Dallas Seavey’s dog truck before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Kristy Berington, from Kasilof, AK, put booties on her sled dogs before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Kristy Berington and Paul Gebhardt, from Kasilof, AK, put booties on their sled dogs before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Paul Gebhardt, from Kasilof, AK, put booties on his sled dogs before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Iditarod Musher Justin Savidis, from Willow, AK, grabs his boots before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Iditarod musher Jodi Bailey, from Chatanika, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Melissa Danielson, from Jonesborough, TN, watches the start of 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Iditarod musher Cindy Gallea, from Wykoff, MN, reaches out to race fans at the start of 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Iditarod musher Cindy Gallea, from Wykoff, MN, reaches out to race fans at the start of 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News DeeDee Jonrowe, of Willow, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Iditarod musher Mitch Seavey, from Seward, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Iditarod musher Mitch Seavey, from Seward, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Iditarod musher Christine Roalofs, from Anchorage, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Dave Cucullu, Wendy Cucullu, Gaye Crawford and Bill Crawford watch the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Race fans watch the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013 as musher Curt Perano, from Queenstown, New Zealand, crosses Vera Lake. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Race fans watch the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013 as musher Michael Williams Jr., from Akiak, AK, crosses Vera Lake. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Race fans watch the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013 as musher Luan Marques, from Macae, Brazil, crosses Vera Lake. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Race fans watch the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Vera Lake. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Race fans Linda Erickson, Bill Finke and Megan Finke watch the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013 as musher Mike Ellis, from Two Rivers, AK, crosses Vera Lake. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Race fans watch the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013 as Iditarod mushers Cim Smyth, from Big Lake, AK and Ray Redington, from Wasilla, AK, cross Vera Lake. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Race fans watch the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013 as musher Aaron Peck from Bezanson, Alberta, Canada, crosses Vera Lake. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News 80-year-old Eileen Ruiz, from Carpinteria, CA, watches the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013 as musher Richie Diehl, of Aniak, AK, crosses Vera Lake. 130303
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Travis Beals, of Seward, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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John Baker, from Kozebue, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Paige Drobny, of Fairbanks, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Nicolas Petit, of Girdwood, AK, pulls out a camera to make photographs as he heads out the starting chute of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Fans watch as Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Kristy Berington, of Kasilof, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Travis Beals, of Seward, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Robert Bundtzen, of Anchorage, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Aaron Burmeister, of Nome, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Kelly Maixner, of Big Lake, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Aliy Zirkle, of Two Rivers, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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DeeDee Jonrowe, of Willow, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Karin Hendrickson, of Wasilla, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Justin Savidis, of Willow, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Fans watch as Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Fans watch as Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Bob Chlupach, of Willow, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Krista Elias, of Wasilla, walks her English bull dog Winston to warm him up as Iditarod musher David Sawatzky pass by on the start day of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Wade Marrs of Wasilla, AK, gets a high five as he starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Matt Giblin, of Sterling, AK, mushes by as Glenda Ellis, form Eagle River, AK, and Matt Melton, of Anchorage, AK, stand by the stove on skies built from a kit by Mike Ruiz, of Eagle River, AK near the start the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Musher James Volek, from Big Lake, AK, has his dogs micro chips, scanned by vet tech Kim Knapp, from Big Lake, AK, before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Iditarod musher Rudy Demoski, Sr. chops a snow hook anchor hole into the lake ice before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Iditarod musher Rudy Demoski, Sr. and vet tech Kimberly McGreedy check the micro chips in Demoski's dogs before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Handler Megan Luke slides new plastic onto the runners of Iditarod mush Aliy Zerkle's sled before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Is this yet another innovation from Iditarod musher Jeff King, from Denali, AK, as he talks with fellow musher Jason Mackey before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. King joked that he should leave the fan on his sled when he went up to the start line.
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Iditarod musher Nicholas Petit gets his gear ready as handler Aaron Long dishes up a meal for the team and mascot Ugly rests on the back of the dog trailer before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Bill Roth / Anchorage Daily News Chefs Mandy Dixon and Matthew Murphy prepare homemade ice cream and cones for the annual ice cream social celebration for Iditarod Vets and Checkers as they wait for mushers to arrive at Winterlake Lodge at the Finger Lake checkpoint. Lodge owner Carl Dixon, center, looks on Sunday evening, March 3, 2013.
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Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Katherine Keith puts booties on one of John BakerÕs sled dogs before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Michelle Phillips, of Tagish, Yukon, Canada, leaves the start line of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Krista Elias, of Wasilla, walks her English bull dog Winston to warm him up as Iditarod musher David Sawatzky pass by on the start day of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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As Iditarod musher Jessica Hendricks, of Two Rivers, AK pass by co workers of Iditarod Musher Kelley Maixner, at Aesthetic Family Dentistry, have a party on the lake on the start day of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Jeff King, of Denali, AK gets high fives in the start chute as he leaves the starting line of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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A musher drives they dog team down the start chute across Willow Lake during the Iditarod Restart on Sunday, Mar. 2, 2013. Sixty-five mushers hit the Iditarod Trail on a 1,000 mile journey across the Alaska wilderness to the race finish in Nome.
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Mitch Seavey, of Seward, AK, walks to the head of his team at the starting line of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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Musher Anna Berington, left, pulls her dog team up to the start line as Jessie Royer, right, talks to her leaders during the Iditarod Restart in Willow on Sunday, Mar. 2, 2013. Sixty-five mushers hit the Iditarod Trail on a 1,000 mile journey across the Alaska wilderness to the race finish in Nome.
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A musher waves to cheering fans gathered on Long Lake during the Iditarod Restart in Willow on Sunday, Mar. 2, 2013. Sixty-five mushers hit the Iditarod Trail on a 1,000 mile journey across the Alaska wilderness to the race finish in Nome.
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Scott Janssen, of Anchorage, gets high fives from his handlers as he leaves the starting line of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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Three mushers cross Vera Lake during the Iditarod Restart in Willow on Sunday, Mar. 2, 2013. Sixty-five mushers hit the Iditarod Trail on a 1,000 mile journey across the Alaska wilderness to the race finish in Nome.
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Dallas Seavey, of Willow, AK, leaves the starting line of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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James Volek, of Big Lake, AK, pulls one on his dogs out of the dog truck before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Volek is running Martin BuserÕs puppy team in the race. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Katherine Keith puts booties on one of John Baker’s sled dogs before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News A member of a Japanese film crew, Kenichiro Takahashi, poses with Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit’s mascot Ugly before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Barb Redington wears a hat, which she decorated to celebrate the 40th Iditarod before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race, the 41st running of the race, in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. The hat belonged to her late mother-in-law Vi Redington, wife of race founder Joe Redington. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Kiki Storms, from Unalakleet, and Loureli Kinneen, from Nome, pose with Iditarod Musher Martin Buser, before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Nedra Anderson and Tim Pine take care of the barbecue grill by the John Baker team parking spot before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Dog harnesses hang at the ready on the back of Dallas Seavey’s dog truck before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Kristy Berington, from Kasilof, AK, put booties on her sled dogs before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Kristy Berington and Paul Gebhardt, from Kasilof, AK, put booties on their sled dogs before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Paul Gebhardt, from Kasilof, AK, put booties on his sled dogs before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Iditarod Musher Justin Savidis, from Willow, AK, grabs his boots before the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Iditarod musher Martin Buser, from Big Lake, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Iditarod musher Jodi Bailey, from Chatanika, AK, starts the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News Iditarod mushers head out on the trail at the start of the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, AK on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 130303
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