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    China's Harbin Ice Festival

    The 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China attracts both local and foreign visitors for a three-month-long subzero event.

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    Icy slide -

    People go down an ice slide at the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China, on Jan. 5. The three-month-long subzero festival is in its 29th edition, attracting both foreign and local visitors.
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    Bright night sky -

    Fireworks go off behind a large ice sculpture during the opening ceremony of the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China, in the country's northern Heilongjiang province, on Jan. 5.
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    Light at the end of the tunnel -

    A woman walks inside a tunnel made of ice blocks at the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China, on Jan. 5.
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    A cold new world -

    People visit "Ice and Snow World" during the opening ceremony of the 2013 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China, on Jan. 5. This year's Ice and Snow World features majestic ice castles and sculptures of fairytale characters equipped with LED lights, bringing a colourful and warm aura to the icy wonderland.
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    Visitors ride on a horse cart among large ice sculptures at the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, in Harbin, China, on Jan. 6.
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    An aquatic act -

    Divers perform with beluga whales inside a tank at the Harbin Polarland Aquarium, on the sidelines of the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China, on Jan. 6. The aquarium is one of several local highlights that attracts tourists who are in town for the International Ice and Snow Festival.
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    Jellyfish -

    A woman takes pictures of jellyfish inside a tank at the Harbin Polarland Aquarium, on the sidelines of the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China, on Jan. 6.
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    Walking in an icy wonderland -

    Visitors walk among large ice sculptures at the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China, on Jan. 6.
    Diego Azubel / EPA
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    An icy thrill -

    Visitors enjoy an ice slide at Ice and Snow World, during the opening ceremony of the 2013 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China.
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    Snow sculpture -

    A woman poses for a photograph in front of a large snow sculpture at the Sun Island Park, during the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China, on Jan. 5.
    Diego Azubel / EPA