January 20, 2015

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, China

Photograph by Kim Kyung-Hoon, Reuters

Hardy local artisans in Harbin, China—where brisk Siberian winds keep the average temperatures barely above zero degrees Fahrenheit—celebrate the season by sculpting ice blocks chopped from the Songhua River into pyramids and palaces. After dark, the illuminated displays dazzle neon bright.

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