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China ice festival's giant crystal palace

5 January 2013 Last updated at 22:10 GMT

An annual winter carnival has opened in the north-east China city of Harbin.

The month-long Harbin ice and snow festival is one of the world's largest.

The largest snow sculpture is 120 metres (390 feet) long, while the "Crystal Castle", an ice-carving project finished in December, towers over the winter theme park at a height of 48 metres (160 feet).

Donna Larsen reports.