Image: People look around ice sculptures ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin

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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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Image: Preparation for the 32th Harbin international ice and snow festival

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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Image: Preparation for the 32th Harbin international ice and snow festival

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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Image: Preparation for the 32th Harbin international ice and snow festival

Workers carve ice art work in preparation for the festival.
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Image: Workers polish an ice sculpture ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin

Workers polish an ice sculpture ahead of the festival. The festival features elaborate LED light displays.
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Image: A large snow sculpture is seen ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin

A large snow sculpture is seen. The annual Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is Harbin's main tourist highlight.
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Image: Preparation for the 32th Harbin international ice and snow festival

A worker carves an ice art work.
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Image: People look around ice sculptures ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin

People look around ice sculptures ahead of the Festival.
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Image: Preparation for the 32th Harbin international ice and snow festival

Ice sculptures are seen.
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Image: A worker polishes an ice sculpture ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin

A worker polishes an ice sculpture.
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Image: Preparation for the 32th Harbin international ice and snow festival

Visitors view ice sculpture works.
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