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2013 Iditarod Day 8

Jake Berkowitz of Big Lake drives his dog team towards Shaktoolik along the Bering Sea coast after leaving Unalakleet on Sunday evening, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Jake Berkowitz of Big Lake drives his dog team towards Shaktoolik along the Bering Sea coast after leaving Unalakleet on Sunday evening, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Jake Berkowitz of Big Lake drives his dog team towards Shaktoolik along the Bering Sea coast after leaving Unalakleet on Sunday evening, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Jake Berkowitz of Big Lake drives his dog team towards Shaktoolik along the Bering Sea coast after leaving Unalakleet on Sunday evening, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Jake Berkowitz of Big Lake drives his dog team towards Shaktoolik along the Bering Sea coast after leaving Unalakleet on Sunday evening, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Unalakleet on Sunday evening, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Musher Aaron Burmeister walks one of his sled dogs prior to leaving Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Mitch Seavey was the first musher to leave the checkpoint at Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Aliy Zirkle poles on her way into Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Aliy Zirkle looks down the trail towards Ray Redington, Jr., while arriving in Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Aliy Zirkle gives an interview while taking care of her dog team in Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Aliy Zirkle applies ointment to a paw while at the checkpoint in Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Aliy Zirkle removes a dog bootie after arriving in Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Aliy Zirkle feeds her dogs in Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Norwegian musher Joar Leifseth Ulsom nears the checkpoint in Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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A sled dog in the team of Norwegian musher Joar Leifseth Ulsom removes snow and ice on a bootie after arriving in Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Norwegian musher Joar Leifseth Ulsom looks into the wind at his team after arriving in Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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A large dog in the team of Jeff King rests in Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Mushers arrived in Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Mushers arrived in Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Ray Redington, Jr., gives his dogs straw to bed down in Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Aliy Zirkle gives an interview while taking care of her dog team in Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Aliy Zirkle tends to her dog team shortly after arriving in Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Jake Berkowitz watches the team of Norwegian musher Joar Leifseth Ulsom as they arrived in Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Norwegian musher Joar Leifseth Ulsom prepares food for his dog team in Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Ray Redington, Jr., gets ready to feed his dog team after arriving in Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Aaron Burmeister packs his sled prior to leaving Unalakleet on Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Mitch Seavey, who won the Iditarod in 2004, was the first musher to reach the Bering Sea coast when he drove his dog team into Unalakleet on Sunday morning, Mar. 10, 2013.
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Mitch Seavey, who won the Iditarod in 2004, was the first musher to reach the Bering Sea coast when he drove his dog team into Unalakleet on Sunday morning, Mar. 10, 2013.
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Mitch Seavey, left, talks with race marshal Mark Nordman after arriving to the Bering Sea coast when he drove his dog team into Unalakleet on Sunday morning, Mar. 10, 2013.
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Mitch Seavey was the first musher to reach the Bering Sea coast when he drove his dog team into Unalakleet on Sunday morning, Mar. 10, 2013. Mitch Seavey was the Iditarod champion in 2004.
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Mitch Seavey was the first musher to reach the Bering Sea coast when he drove his dog team into Unalakleet on Sunday morning, Mar. 10, 2013. Mitch Seavey was the Iditarod champion in 2004.
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Mitch Seavey looks back down the trail for Aaron Burmeister after arriving in Unalakleet on Sunday morning, Mar. 10, 2013. Mitch Seavey was the Iditarod champion in 2004.
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Mitch Seavey was the first musher to reach the Bering Sea coast when he drove his dog team into Unalakleet on Sunday morning, Mar. 10, 2013. Mitch Seavey was the Iditarod champion in 2004.
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Mitch Seavey won the Wells Fargo Gold Coast Award, $2,500 worth of gold nuggets, for being the first musher to reach Unalakleet on Sunday morning, Mar. 10, 2013. Mitch Seavey was the Iditarod champion in 2004.
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Mitch Seavey won the Wells Fargo Gold Coast Award, $2,500 worth of gold nuggets, for being the first musher to reach Unalakleet on Sunday morning, Mar. 10, 2013. Mitch Seavey was the Iditarod champion in 2004.
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Aurora Johnson cheers for Aaron Burmeister as he arrived as the second musher into Unalakleet on Sunday morning, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Aaron Burmeister was the second musher to arrive in Unalakleet on Sunday morning, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Aaron Burmeister was the second musher to arrive in Unalakleet on Sunday morning, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Aaron Burmeister was the second musher to arrive in Unalakleet on Sunday morning, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Aaron Burmeister was the second musher to arrive in Unalakleet on Sunday morning, Mar. 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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