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Huge Ice Sculptures Emerge as China Gears Up for Ice Festival

Workers were busy putting last minute touches to the ice sculptures at Harbin Ice and Snow World a day before the 32nd Festival begins.

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Large ice sculptures at Harbin ice and snow world, one day before the opening of the 32th Festival in Harbin city, Heilongjiang province, China on Jan. 4 2016.
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A large sculpture depicting a building is seen. The festival will run between Jan. 5 and Feb. 5, attracting both foreign and local visitors to experience the ice and the snow.
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Workers carve ice art work in preparation for the festival.
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Workers polish an ice sculpture ahead of the festival. The festival features elaborate LED light displays.
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A large snow sculpture is seen. The annual Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is Harbin's main tourist highlight.
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A worker carves an ice art work.
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People look around ice sculptures ahead of the Festival.
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Ice sculptures are seen.
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A worker polishes an ice sculpture.
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Visitors view ice sculpture works.
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