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FILE - Iditarod musher Hans Gatt from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory washes out his dog food trays next to the hot water barrel at the Takotna checkpoint during the 2011 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 9, 2011.  (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bob Hallinen, File)