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Sled dogs from Matthew Failor's team leave the restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska on March 6, 2016. Mushers and sled dog teams from around the world embark on Alaska's long-distance Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, starting a nearly 1,000-mile journey through the state's wilderness.
Sled dogs from Matthew Failor's team leave the restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska on March 6, 2016. Mushers and sled dog teams from around the world embark on Alaska's long-distance Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, starting a nearly 1,000-mile journey through the state's wilderness.Nathanial Wilder—Reuters
Sled dogs from Matthew Failor's team leave the restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska on March 6, 2016. Mushers and sled dog teams from around the world embark on Alaska's long-distance Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, starting a nearly 1,000-mile journey through the state's wilderness.
Nicolas Petit is the first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race musher to reach the Rainy Pass checkpoint on March 7 in-Rainy Pass, Alaska.
A handler with Alan Eischen's team embraces one of Eischen's dogs before the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska on March 5.
Champion musher Martin Buser's son, Rohn, greets dogs from his dad's team before the restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska on March 6.
Martin Koenig's team gets tangled after leaving the start chute at the restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska on March 6.
Cody Strathe's team leaves the restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska on March 6.
Musher Justin Savidis' dogs wait in the truck before the restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska on March 6.
One of Nicolas Petit's dogs rests in straw on Puntilla Lake on March 7, in Rainy Pass, Alaska.
The northern lights glow over the Rainy Pass Lodge at Puntilla Lake a few hours before Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race mushers began to arrive on March 7.
Sled dogs from Matthew Failor's team leave the restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska on March 6,
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Nathanial Wilder—Reuters
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