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Visitors walk in an ice maze at the China Ice and Snow World on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 16th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fred Dufour / AFP/Getty Images

Visitors look at snow sculptures during the 16th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fred Dufour / AFP/Getty Images

People tour the large-scale ice sculpture castle at the Ice and Snow World in Harbin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPA

A woman slides at the China Ice and Snow World on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 16th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fred Dufour / AFP/Getty Images

The China Ice and Snow World on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 16th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fred Dufour / AFP/Getty Images

A woman and her child pose in front of a snow sculpture during the 16th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fred Dufour / AFP/Getty Images

The China Ice and Snow World on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 16th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fred Dufour / AFP/Getty Images

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The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in China kicks off today and runs until Feb. 25. The event, which is the world’s largest ice festival, features massive sculptures carved out of ice and ice-related activities for visitors. The festival is a huge draw for tourists despite northern China’s forbidding temperatures.

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