Ice sculptures dazzle as China starts Year of Dragon

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Celebrations are under way in Beijing to mark the Chinese Year of the Dragon, which starts next week.

Visitors have been flocking to the annual Ice Lantern Festival - to see more than 300 snow and ice sculptures.

Among the wintry works of art are carved palaces, pagodas, tunnels, people and animals.

The centrepiece of the show is a 42m (137ft) dragon called Take-off 2012, which symbolises power and wealth.

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