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From dogs to dunes: Stephen Harper's northern exposure

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife, Laureen, are greeted by members of the Canadian Rangers as they arrive in Whitehorse on Monday for the first day of their tour of the North.

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Mr. Harper cuts a path through the sand dunes near Caribou Crossing, Yukon, on Monday ...

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... while Ms. Harper was not far behind.

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Protesters gather on the highway outside the venue where Mr. Harper was scheduled to attend a barbecue in Caribou Crossing on Monday.

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Protesters gather on the highway outside the venue where Mr. Harper was scheduled to attend a barbecue in Caribou Crossing on Monday.

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Mr. and Ms. Harper got a more hands-on welcome than they bargained for from a husky in Caribou Crossing, Yukon, who kept biting ...

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... and biting ...

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... until other dogs, including golden retriever Nic, took an interest and crashed the photo shoot.

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Mr. Harper walks to a news conference at Capstone Mining Corporation's Minto Mine in Minto, Yukon, on Tuesday.

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Mr. Harper delivers a speech in front of mine workers at a copper mine in Minto, Yukon, on Tuesday,

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