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Here are some of the first photos of the race start this afternoon.

Iditarod - "The Last Great Race". Beautiful photos by Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News.

PHOTOS: Iditarod, ‘The Last Great Race’

Amazing Imagery of Alaska's Aurora Borealis and SLed Dog Racing (there's a 34 Pic Slideshow! REALLY CLEAR photos. Iditarod - "The Last Great Race". Beautiful photos by Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News.

Togo - Leonhard Seppala's lead dog. BALTO'S TRUE STORY

In a ravaging case of diphtheria broke out in the isolated Alaskan village of Nome. No plane or ship could get the serum there, so the decision was made for multiple sled dog teams to relay the.

Overhead view of Iditarod

One of Alaska's biggest events takes place in the winter: the Iditarod, the sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome that is held each March. Sixty-four mushers begin the race, ending 8 days, 22 hours and 46 minutes later for the winner.

Leonhard Seppala and Togo - Sled Dog Racer ran the longest part of the diptheria serum run to Nome

Alaskan musher Leonhard Seppala and his lead dog, Togo. They participated in the Race of Mercy in which they delivered diphtheria serum to the residents of Nome in

Furry Fact: Iditarod sled dogs burn roughly 11,000 calories per day. Based on body size and weight, this amount of caloric burn is eight times the amount of a Tour de France cyclist.    This is by far the most popular viewing checkpoint of the race, as thousands of spectators lineup along Fourth Avenue. If you’d rather not battle the crowds at the starting line, try standing along Cordova Avenue where many race rookies are known to take a spill along the hard right turn.

Best Spots to Watch the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race – Princess Lodges

Alaskan Iditarod graphic for "Iditarod Race" story

Alaskan Iditarod graphic for "Iditarod Race" story- Use to create math problems

Dyrk Daniels went to Cougar Mountain Zoo in Issaquah, Washington State, to photograph the Bengal tigers and noticed a 370lb Bengal had taken an interest in the child, who was leaning against his glass enclosure. As the tiger, called Taj, headed over to her, Mr Daniels got his camera ready, expecting him to snarl and bang against the glass.  But amazingly the tiger hung his head, stretched a paw out to her hand and rubbed his cheek against where the girl's face was

Photos capturing the moments when a tiger bowed its head and placed a paw up to the hand of a small girl. Photographer Dyrk Daniels noticed the Golden Bengal Tiger had taken an interest in the child, who was leaning against his glass enclosure.

Get ready for your beach trip with this packing guide. Watch the video then print the packing list to make sure you’re fully prepared for your vacation full of sun, surf and sand (where you want it, not where you don’t).

Beach Packing List: What To Bring To The Beach

Get ready for your beach trip with this packing guide. Watch the video then print the packing list to make sure you’re fully prepared for your vacation full of sun, surf and sand (where you want it, not where you don’t).

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