China's spectacular ice city

Tourists visit the ice buildings on display at the festival.
Tourists visit the ice buildings on display at the festival.
Tourists dance at the Grand Ice and Snow World during the 30th Harbin International Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival.
Tourists dance at the Grand Ice and Snow World during the 30th Harbin International Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival.
Tourists visit the ice buildings on display.
Tourists visit the ice buildings on display.
Fireworks are displayed as tourists visit the ice buildings on display at the Grand Ice and Snow World, part of the 23rd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival.
Fireworks are displayed as tourists visit the ice buildings on display at the Grand Ice and Snow World, part of the 23rd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival.
A woman stands in front of an ice sculpture.
A woman stands in front of an ice sculpture.
 A general overview of ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province.
A general overview of ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province.
Visitors are silhouetted against lighted ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
Visitors are silhouetted against lighted ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
Visitors are silhouetted against lighted ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
Visitors are silhouetted against lighted ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
Visitors are silhouetted against lighted ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
Visitors are silhouetted against lighted ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
Visitors are silhouetted against lighted ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
Visitors are silhouetted against lighted ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
Visitors are silhouetted against lighted ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
Visitors are silhouetted against lighted ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
Visitors are silhouetted against lighted ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
Visitors are silhouetted against lighted ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
Tourists sit on a horse-drawn carriage.
Tourists sit on a horse-drawn carriage.
A couple shares an embrace in front of an ice sculpture.
A couple shares an embrace in front of an ice sculpture.
 A girl rides a slide on an ice sculpture during a light-up rehearsal ahead of the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
A girl rides a slide on an ice sculpture during a light-up rehearsal ahead of the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
Visitors look at ice sculptures during a light-up rehearsal ahead of the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
Visitors look at ice sculptures during a light-up rehearsal ahead of the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
Visitors pose in front of ice sculptures.
Visitors pose in front of ice sculptures.
 Swimmers climb out of a pool carved into the thick ice covering the Songhua River.
Swimmers climb out of a pool carved into the thick ice covering the Songhua River.
Frost lines the hair of a spectator as she watches swimmers competing in a pool carved into the thick ice covering the Songhua River during the Harbin Ice Swimming Competition.
Frost lines the hair of a spectator as she watches swimmers competing in a pool carved into the thick ice covering the Songhua River during the Harbin Ice Swimming Competition.
 A woman poses with a white fox during the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
A woman poses with a white fox during the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
A woman taking a photo with her mobile phone is silhouetted against an ice sculpture.
A woman taking a photo with her mobile phone is silhouetted against an ice sculpture.

Scenes from the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. As China's most famous and popular winter attraction, the festival has drawn a combined 28.5 million visitors in the past two years.

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