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China's city of ice

A man visits ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern Chinese city of Harbin. REUTERS/Aly Song

A man visits ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern Chinese city of Harbin. REUTERS/Aly Song

A man visits ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern Chinese city of Harbin. REUTERS/Aly Song
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An ice sculpture is lit during a light show on the opening day of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, in the northern Chinese city of Harbin. China Daily via REUTERS

An ice sculpture is lit during a light show on the opening day of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, in the northern Chinese city of Harbin. China Daily via REUTERS

An ice sculpture is lit during a light show on the opening day of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, in the northern Chinese city of Harbin. China Daily via REUTERS
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A woman visits ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman visits ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman visits ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Fireworks light up the sky behind ice sculptures on the opening day of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

Fireworks light up the sky behind ice sculptures on the opening day of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

Fireworks light up the sky behind ice sculptures on the opening day of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song
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People visit ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.  
  REUTERS/Aly Song

People visit ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

People visit ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song
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People visit a snow sculpture on the opening day of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.  
 REUTERS/Aly Song

People visit a snow sculpture on the opening day of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

People visit a snow sculpture on the opening day of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song
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People visit ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.  REUTERS/Aly Song

People visit ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

People visit ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song
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People visit ice sculptures on the opening day of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.  
 REUTERS/Aly Song

People visit ice sculptures on the opening day of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

People visit ice sculptures on the opening day of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song
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A woman visits ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman visits ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman visits ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Artists and workers prepare a snow sculpture for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

Artists and workers prepare a snow sculpture for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

Artists and workers prepare a snow sculpture for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song
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People visit a snow sculpture prepared for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.  REUTERS/Aly Song

People visit a snow sculpture prepared for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

People visit a snow sculpture prepared for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song
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People visit ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

People visit ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

People visit ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song
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A woman visits ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.  
 REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman visits ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman visits ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Artists and workers prepare a snow sculpture for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

Artists and workers prepare a snow sculpture for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

Artists and workers prepare a snow sculpture for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song
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People visit ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.  REUTERS/Aly Song

People visit ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

People visit ice sculptures ahead of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Girls play in front of a snow sculpture for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.  
  REUTERS/Aly Song

Girls play in front of a snow sculpture for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song

Girls play in front of a snow sculpture for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Fireworks light up the sky behind ice sculptures on the opening day of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, in the northern Chinese city of Harbin.  
  REUTERS/Aly Song

Fireworks light up the sky behind ice sculptures on the opening day of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, in the northern Chinese city of Harbin. REUTERS/Aly Song

Fireworks light up the sky behind ice sculptures on the opening day of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, in the northern Chinese city of Harbin. REUTERS/Aly Song
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