Alaska’s Iditarod Race Starts with Smiles, Barks and Protests

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The ceremonial start of the Iditarod dog sled race in Anchorage
Crowds line 4th Avenue as Allen Moore’s team begins the ceremonial start of the Iditarod dog sled race in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S. March 3, 2018. REUTERS/Mark Meyer

 

The ceremonial start of the Iditarod dog sled race in Anchorage
Kristy Berington’s team during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod dog sled race in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S. March 3, 2018. REUTERS/Mark Meyer

 

Dog teams starting with breakfast before ceremonial start of the Iditarod dog sled race in Anchorage
Musher Tim Muto’s team starts with breakfast before the ceremonial start of the Iditarod dog sled race in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S. March 3, 2018. REUTERS/Mark Meyer

 

The ceremonial start of the Iditarod dog sled race in Anchorage
Mike Williams, Jr team charges down 4th Avenue during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod dog sled race in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S. March 3, 2018. REUTERS/Mark Meyer

 

 

Urine sample collection during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod dog sled race in Anchorage
A dog from Misha Mijes’s team submits to urine sampling before the ceremonial start of the Iditarod dog sled race in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S. March 3, 2018. REUTERS/Mark Meyer

 

The ceremonial start of the Iditarod dog sled race in Anchorage
Handler Martha Sortland with a dog from Mats Pettersson’s team at the ceremonial start of the Iditarod dog sled race in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S. March 3, 2018. REUTERS/Mark Meyer

 

DeNure at the ceremonial start of the Iditarod dog sled race in Anchorage
Musher Zoya DeNure during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod dog sled race in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S. March 3, 2018. REUTERS/Mark Meyer

 

The ceremonial start of the Iditarod dog sled race in Anchorage
Dave Delcourt’s dogs race down 4th Avenue during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod dog sled race in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S. March 3, 2018. REUTERS/Mark Meyer

 

 

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