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Harbin Ice and Snow festival

  The International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, the capital of China's Hellongiang Province, is held every year and attracts hundreds of thousands of revelers.

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The International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, the capital of China's Hellongiang Province, is held every year and attracts hundreds of thousands of revelers.

Swimmers at Ice Festival in Harbin, China
Swimmers at Ice Festival in Harbin, China

epa02516507 A Chinese swimmer looks out from the window of the men's changing room before swimming across a pool cut out of the frozen waters of the Songhua Jiang river in sub-zero temperatures during a winter swimming event as part of the International Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, northe

Fireworks explode over ice sculptures in Harbin, China
Fireworks explode over ice sculptures in Harbin, China

Spectators watch fireworks explode over ice sculptures at the 12th Harbin Ice and Snow World display during the official opening of the Harbin International Ice and Snow festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province January 5, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: TRAVE

The sun sets behind horses attached to carriages in front of ice sculptures at the 12th Harbin Ice and Snow World display in the northern city of Harbin
The sun sets behind horses attached to carriages in front of ice sculptures at the 12th Harbin Ice and Snow World display in the northern city of Harbin

The sun sets behind horses attached to carriages in front of ice sculptures at the 12th Harbin Ice and Snow World display in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province January 4, 2011. The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival will be officially launched on January 5. REUTERS/David