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Now that's cool! China's fantabulous SNOW festival

January 07, 2014 10:55 IST

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We present images from the 30th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in China which opened on Sunday and lasts for weeks.

An ice swimming competition and giant illuminated ice sculptures are the highlights of the festival. Enjoy the photographs!

Opening photograph: A family takes a picture in front of ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China.

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Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

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A general overview of ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.

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Visitors jump for a picture in front of a large snow sculpture at the Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo.

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A visitor sits inside an ice sculpture at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.

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A woman stands in front of an ice sculpture at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.

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Visitors are silhouetted against lighted ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.

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A thermometer on an ice sculpture indicates a reading of -30 degree Celsius at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.

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A couple shares an embrace in front of an ice sculpture at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.

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A swimmer dives into a pool carved into the thick ice covering the Songhua river during the Harbin Ice Swimming Competition.

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Tourists sit on a horse-drawn carriage in front of ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.

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A worker takes a rest while giving the last touches to an ice replica of Rome's Colosseum ahead of the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.

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A girl rides a dog-drawn sleigh in front of a large snow sculpture at the Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo.

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Visitors are silhouetted against lighted ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.


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