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Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News/MCT

Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city, boasting almost 300,000 residents who contend with an average daily low temperature of 30.4 degrees. Almost freezing daily temperatures and an average snowfall of 73.7 inches a year don’t seem to bother the town’s wildlife or the sled dogs that gather there for the ceremonial kickoff of the famous annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.