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Photos: Mushers rest and rebound near the Iditarod’s halfway mark

As Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race mushers stream toward the 1,000-mile race’s halfway mark, most settled into their mandatory 24-hour rests and ate, slept and adjusted equipment. Take a look at scenes from the village of Takotna and the ghost town of Ophir.

The checkpoint of Ophir on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Mille Porsild re-packs her sled in Takotna on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle gives high-fives to Iditarod Trail Invitational bikers George Adams and Graham Muir in Ophir on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The ITI is a roughly 1,000-mile human-powered race from Willow to Nome that follows the Iditarod trail. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Larry Daugherty arrives in Takotna on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Jessie Royer makes food for her dogs in Takotna on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Matthew Failor replaces the runners on his sled in Takotna on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
The checkpoint of Ophir on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Laura Neese arrives in Takotna on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Peter Kaiser tends to his dogs in Takotna on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Laura Neese massages her dogs after arriving in Takotna on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
A musher makes their way from Nikolai to McGrath on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Jessie Holmes puts blankets on his dogs in Takotna on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
A dog in Laura Neese's team has frost on its whiskers after arriving in Takotna on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
The checkpoint of Takotna on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
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