Spectators gather for the 2013 Iditarod.
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Jamaican racer Newton Marshall stops to ask spectators if they have a Red Stripe to refresh his dogs.
Jason Mackey high fives fans near Willow.
Spectators look over the list of mushers to see who will be approaching next.
Nicolas Petit is offered a beer and good wishes for his journey north.
Jeff King waves to spectators on Long Lake.
Travis Beals passes along Long Lake.
Travis Beals cheers on a contingent of fans from Seward.
Kelly Maixner slips some skin as he sled by.
Ally Zirkle reaches out to greet young fans.
DeeDee Jonrowe presses on in pink.
Pink has made its way into all types of activities including snowmachining.
Snowmachines line the race path along Long Lake.
Kids tow each other on snowboards and skis behind snowmachines.
Spectators look on as Jessie Royer approaches the end of Long Lake.
Jessie Royer's lead dogs scope out the sidelines as they make their way across Long Lake.
Joar Leifseth Ulsom's lead dogs pull the line tight.
Long tongues help to keep dogs cool along the trail.
Paws dig in while runners glide along.
Mike Williams Sr. conserves energy early in the 2013 Iditarod.
Frost lines the face of one of Mitch Seavey's dogs.
Mitch Seavy greets fans before leaving Long Lake.
A spectator turns sausages on the grill while watching the 2013 Iditarod.
Pink lines the paws of Jake Berkowitz' dogs.
Trail technology is not so advanced it can't include a basic cooler.
Curt Perano, from Queenstown, NZ, slides along Long Lake.
Michael Williams Jr.
Brazilian musher Luan Ramos Marques.
Fans cry, "Vai, vai, vai!" or "go, go, go" in Portuguese for Brazilian racer Luan Ramos Marques.
Luan Ramos Marques turns his dogs up the hill off of Long Lake.
Hula hooping for racers at the 2013 Iditarod.
Dogs running by grab the attention of spectators of the 2013 Iditarod.
Michael Ellis and his team of AKC Siberian Huskies.
Fanned out hands find high fives from musher Michael Ellis.
Louie Ambrose is entertained by a sideline hula hooper.
Dad coaches his child on snowmachining from an early age.
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