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A lead dog on musher Martin Buser's team rears up and barks at the ceremonial start of the 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, March 2, 2013. The race, which will take mushers and dog teams about a thousand miles across the Alaska wilderness, starts Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Willow, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)