Police and emergency personnel stand near the remains of a fixed-wing aircraft that was engulfed in flames Sunday at the Soldotna Airport in Alaska. Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion hide caption

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Smith talks with Dawn Dillard, 57, about a medical procedure at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. Dillard has uterine cancer. Annie Feidt/APRN hide caption

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Waves crash over the Kulluk oil rig, which washed aground on Sitkalidak Island, Alaska. Officials say aircraft have not spotted any signs of a fuel leak from the rig, which reportedly does not contain crude oil. PA3 Jon Klingenberg/Coast Guard hide caption

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In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, two hose lines can been seen running from the Russian tanker Renda to land in Nome, Alaska. Petty Officer Eric J. Chandler/AP hide caption

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They're running out of places to put the snow in Cordova, Alaska. This photo was taken on Saturday (Jan. 7, 2012). Erv Petty/Alaska Div. of Homeland Security and Emergency Management/AP hide caption

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A trio get a closer look at the large waves cresting over the seawall just south of Nome's Front Street in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday., Nov. 9, 2011. Tyler Rhodes/AP Photo hide caption

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