Harbin ice festival
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Harbin Ice Festival

A world of ice arises each winter in Harbin, China, for the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. When night falls, the structures are illuminated.

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Light lends magic to the icy cityscape built for the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.

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A snow sculpture proves to be an attention-getter at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin, China.

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A nighttime overview of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival Harbin, China. The 35th festival is being held in 2019.

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Fire and ice at the 35th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin, China.

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A girl poses on an ice sculpture at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in 2015.

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Ice slides are another draw to the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.

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Ice cycles can be rented for transport among the snow sculptures at the Harbin ice festival.

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Illuminated ice structures at Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.

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Other attractions in Harbin, China, include its Central Avenue, built in 1898 and now a veritable museum of European architectural styles.

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The Russian influence in Harbin, China, is evident in St. Sophia Cathedral, a former Russian Orthodox church, now an architecture and art museum.

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Inside St. Sophia Cathedral.

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