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Documentary Serum Run-12

FILE -- In this 1928 file photo, Leonhard (Leionhard) Seppala of Nome, Alaska, who made history when his team of Siberian huskies helped bring a needed serum to Nome during a diphtheria epidemic a few years earlier, poses for a photo. In January 1925, sled dog relay teams delivered the serum after a deadly outbreak of diphtheria in the old gold rush town of Nome on the state's wind-pummeled western coast. The 5 ½-day run is detailed in "Icebound," a documentary by New York filmmaker Daniel Anker. The 95-minute film, narrated by actor Patrick Stewart, is opening the Anchorage International Film Festival on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo, File)

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