Most of the contestants are Americans, but the lineup also features international mushers: two from Norway, including Ulsom; four from Canada; and one each from Sweden and France. Their quest officially begins Sunday as the mushers take off from a frozen lake about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Anchorage. A ceremonial start designed to be a fan-friendly experience was held Saturday in downtown Anchorage.
Rescuers prepare to board an helicopter in Aosta, Italy, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, to reach the spot where the bodies of three skiers where found. Rescuers have found the bodies of three skiers in Italy's Alps and are searching for a fourth, raising the death toll in recent avalanches in the country to at least five. The Valdostano Alpine Rescue aircraft on Monday, searching for two British and two French skiers who were reported missing a day earlier, spotted three bodies. Dogs were helping in the search.
Durability is a must since the costumes worn by dancers, singers and costumed characters are washed every day.
Norwegian police say they have located the bodies of three ski tourists that were hit by an avalanche in northern Norway on January 2, and a police spokesman said Wednesday they would continue search efforts for the fourth victim weather permitting.
The City of Light draws millions of visitors every year with its unforgettable ambiance. Of course, the divine cuisine and vast art collections deserve some of the credit as well. The gentle River Seine rambles through the city, flanked by stately museums, centuries-old churches, and blocks of Rococo- and Neoclassic-design architecture, further enhanced by cascading trees and glowing streetlamps. Peppering the Seine's cobbled walks and graceful bridges are impossibly chic Parisians, probably on their way to the market, cafe or cinema.