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Video: 2015 Iditarod Sled Dog Race ceremonial start

Rain, wind and shine, mushers and fans made the most of a wet, weird – and ultimately wonderful – Iditarod ceremonial start on Saturday across Anchorage for the city's annual sled dog extravaganza.

From the odd sight of a single-lane snow track down an otherwise snowless Fourth Avenue to better-than-expected trails winding through the heart of the city, the event proved to be one of the more notable race starts in the Iditarod's 43 years.

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