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Iditarod 2013

A dropped dog looks out from an Iditarod

A dropped dog looks out from an Iditarod Air Force plane at Nikolai, Alaska, airport during the Iditarod Dog Sled Race. (March 6, 2013) Photo Credit: MCT

Iditarod, the 41st Sled Dog Race across Alaska, is underway and 65 teams are hoping to make it 1,000 miles to the finish line in Nome.

A dropped dog looks out from an Iditarod
Photo Credit: MCT

A dropped dog looks out from an Iditarod Air Force plane at Nikolai, Alaska, airport during the Iditarod Dog Sled Race. (March 6, 2013)

Iditarod sled dogs from Mike Ellis rest at
Photo Credit: MCT Bill Roth

Iditarod sled dogs from Mike Ellis rest at the McGrath, Alaska, checkpoint on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News/MCT)

Musher Matt Failor drives his team down the
Photo Credit: MCT Bill Roth

Musher Matt Failor drives his team down the Kuskokwim River after leaving the Iditarod checkpoint in McGrath, Alaska, checkpoint on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News/MCT)

An Iditarod sled dog sleeps under a blanket
Photo Credit: MCT Bill Roth

An Iditarod sled dog sleeps under a blanket at the McGrath, Alaska, checkpoint on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News/MCT)

Dogs wait to run in the Iditarod Trail
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Dogs wait to run in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (March 3, 2013)

Dogs wait to run in the Iditarod Trail
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Dogs wait to run in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (March 3, 2013)

Veteran musher DeeDee Jonrowe poses with a member
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Veteran musher DeeDee Jonrowe poses with a member of her team at the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (March 3, 2013)

Lance Mackey takes off in the Iditarod Trail
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Lance Mackey takes off in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (March 3, 2013)

Aliy Zirkle, right, prepares her sled before the
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Aliy Zirkle, right, prepares her sled before the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in Willow, Alaska. 65 teams will be making their way through punishing wilderness toward the finish line in Nome on Alaska's western coast 1,000 miles away. (March 3, 2013)

Dogs appear before the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog
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Dogs appear before the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in Anchorage, Alaska. 65 teams will be making their way through punishing wilderness toward the finish line in Nome on Alaska's western coast 1,000 miles away. (March 3, 2013)

Dogs on the team of Anna Berrington run
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Dogs on the team of Anna Berrington run in the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (March 2, 2013)

Jan Steves of Edmonds, Wash. greets a fan
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Jan Steves of Edmonds, Wash. greets a fan on the trail adjacent to Wesleyan Drive during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (March 2, 2013)

Jeff King is high-fived in the start chute
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Jeff King is high-fived in the start chute as he leaves the starting line for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (March 3, 2013)

Scott Janssen is high-fived by his handlers as
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Scott Janssen is high-fived by his handlers as he leaves the starting line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (March 3, 2013)

James Volek pulls one on his dogs out
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James Volek pulls one on his dogs out of a truck before the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (March 3, 2013)

Katherine Keith puts booties on one of John
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Katherine Keith puts booties on one of John Baker's sled dogs before the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (March 3, 2013)

Krista Elias walks her English bull dog Winston
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Krista Elias walks her English bull dog Winston as musher David Sawatzky passes by during the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (March 3, 2013)

Mitch Seavey walks to the head of his
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Mitch Seavey walks to the head of his team at the starting line for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (March 3, 2013)

A dog waits to run in the Iditarod
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A dog waits to run in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (March 3, 2013)

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