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A bride takes part in a wedding ceremony as part of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WANG ZHAO / AFP

People visit the ice sculptures illuminated by colored lights at the 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WU HONG / EPA

A man walks on the frozen Songhua river beside the 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WANG ZHAO / AFP

Visitors walk through the China Ice and Snow World during the 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WANG ZHAO / AFP/Getty Images

Visitors watch fireworks at the China Ice and Snow World during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin. Over one million visitors are expected to attend the spectacular Harbin Ice Festival, where buildings of ice are bathed in ethereal lights and international ice sculptors compete for honors.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WANG ZHAO / AFP/Getty Images

A girl slides at the China Ice and Snow World during the 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WANG ZHAO / AFP/Getty Images

A man walks past ice sculptures at a park before the opening ceremony of the 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WANG ZHAO / AFP/Getty Images

People visit a snow sculpture at the 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WU HONG / EPA

A worker carves an ice art work at Harbin Ice and Snow World one day before the 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WU HONG / EPA

People visit snow sculptures at the 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WU HONG / EPA

Workers carve ice art works at Harbin Ice and Snow World one day before the 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WU HONG / EPA

Visitors walk through the China Ice and Snow World during the 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WANG ZHAO / AFP

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