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Welcome to China's winter wonderland

January 06, 2015 10:16 IST
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One of world's largest ice festivals is underway in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin. The 31st Harbin International festival, which hosts millions of visitors for over a month, is famous for its exquisite and artistic ice and snow sculptures.

Here are some glimpses from the 2015 edition:



People visit ice sculptures illuminated by coloured lights. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters




Visitors walk past a train-shaped ice sculpture. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters




Children ride a slide on ice sculptures illuminated by coloured lights. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters




A woman rides horse-shaped ice sculpture. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters




The moon rises over ice sculptures illuminated by coloured lights. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters




Tourists sit on a horse-drawn carriage in front of ice sculptures illuminated by coloured lights. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters




People visit a maze which was built with ice bricks and illuminated by coloured lights. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters




A visitor takes a picture with an ice sculpture. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters




A visitor has his picture taken with a piano-shaped ice sculpture. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters




People visit ice sculptures illuminated by coloured lights. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters




People visit ice sculptures illuminated by coloured lights. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

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