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8 Unbelievably Beautiful Photos From The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Icy days and nights

Visitors attend the opening of the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009

Is this China's coolest town? Winter festival creates city made entirely from snow and ice

The town of Harbin in northeast China has created an entire city carved out of ice and snow. The 28th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, which opens on January 5, features work by some of the best ice sculptors and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. The town, located near the border with Russia, experiences dry but freezing winters and has an abundance of ice on tap from the nearby Songhau River.