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Tourists from all over the world braved the -29C in Harbin as the ice festival opened on Sunday.


/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
The 30th annual festival displays massive structures made completely out of ice and snow, ranging from churches to pagodas.


/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
More than 10,000 workers built the structures in just 15 days, using 180,000 cubic metres of ice and 150,000 cubic metres of snow.


/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
The display includes replicas of architecture from around the world, like Rome's Colosseum.


/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
Organisers said more than a million people are expected to attend this year's festival.


/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
Activities include a sculpture contest, an ice swimming contest, and an ice and snow business seminar.


/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
More than 700 enthusiasts braved icy waters for the swimming competition.


/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
The festival usually lasts for more than a month, but that depends on the weather and temperature.



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Tourists from all over the world braved the -29C in Harbin as the ice festival opened on Sunday.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/China_Snow_Festival/slideshow/no-caption/26ef97f7b3c5511be7f47300d1da31ba

Tourists from all over the world braved the -29C in Harbin as the ice festival opened on Sunday.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/China_Snow_Festival/slideshow/no-caption/a7a6b68a466043a56900df39d94c2086

The 30th annual festival displays massive structures made completely out of ice and snow, ranging from churches to pagodas.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/China_Snow_Festival/slideshow/no-caption/a7a6b68a466043a56900df39d94c2086Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

The 30th annual festival displays massive structures made completely out of ice and snow, ranging from churches to pagodas.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/China_Snow_Festival/slideshow/no-caption/3186b7caf207eb969211abb4d6cf7942

More than 10,000 workers built the structures in just 15 days, using 180,000 cubic metres of ice and 150,000 cubic metres of snow.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/China_Snow_Festival/slideshow/no-caption/3186b7caf207eb969211abb4d6cf7942Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

More than 10,000 workers built the structures in just 15 days, using 180,000 cubic metres of ice and 150,000 cubic metres of snow.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/China_Snow_Festival/slideshow/no-caption/dff2f6189a67075b619231c46d2787a1

The display includes replicas of architecture from around the world, like Rome's Colosseum.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/China_Snow_Festival/slideshow/no-caption/dff2f6189a67075b619231c46d2787a1Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

The display includes replicas of architecture from around the world, like Rome's Colosseum.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/China_Snow_Festival/slideshow/no-caption/d9f8f48339e06398fb15e359b56af040

Organisers said more than a million people are expected to attend this year's festival.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/China_Snow_Festival/slideshow/no-caption/d9f8f48339e06398fb15e359b56af040Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Organisers said more than a million people are expected to attend this year's festival.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/China_Snow_Festival/slideshow/no-caption/6315b67b2d77319dd375e808a58a88a9

Activities include a sculpture contest, an ice swimming contest, and an ice and snow business seminar.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/China_Snow_Festival/slideshow/no-caption/6315b67b2d77319dd375e808a58a88a9Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Activities include a sculpture contest, an ice swimming contest, and an ice and snow business seminar.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/China_Snow_Festival/slideshow/no-caption/b02a8cea887c4cea76cb0ce7c681b338

More than 700 enthusiasts braved icy waters for the swimming competition.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/China_Snow_Festival/slideshow/no-caption/b02a8cea887c4cea76cb0ce7c681b338Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

More than 700 enthusiasts braved icy waters for the swimming competition.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/China_Snow_Festival/slideshow/no-caption/541ea90b243006bff9a4305df3f4929b

The festival usually lasts for more than a month, but that depends on the weather and temperature.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/China_Snow_Festival/slideshow/no-caption/541ea90b243006bff9a4305df3f4929bKim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

The festival usually lasts for more than a month, but that depends on the weather and temperature.



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