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Check out these amazing pictures of the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture festival

Thousands of workers have created these incredible snow and ice sculptures for the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture festival
The world’s largest ice festival began this week in Harbin, a city in the northeast of China.
Fireworks celebrating the start of the festivalGetty Images
Famed as the 'Ice City', Harbin is known as being one of China’s coldest cities in the winter.
Some of the ice sculpturesGetty Images
The festival first started in 1983 and this year will run from the 5th of January. Officially, the festival lasts one month. However, exhibits often open earlier and stay longer, weather permitting.
One of the many snow sculptures on display at the festival.Anadolu Agency
On average the temperature in Harbin is around -18 January and -14 in February, so not much chance of the sculptures melting then …
Workers putting the finishing touches to one of the artworks.Getty Images
The ice sculptures include recreations of castles, historic landmarks and famous figures, including Moscow’s Red Square, Beijing's Temple of Heaven and Bangkok’s Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
Some of the many ice sculptures on displayGREG BAKER
It took around 10,000 workers make this year's ice world and it’s spread over an area of 600,000 square metres - that's nearly as big as Disneyland
Workers putting the finishing touches to one of the artworks.Getty Images
Last year more than one million people attended the festival, however some people think that 100,000 people a day could visit this year.
Visitors posing in front of one of the many sculpturesGetty Images
At night thousands of computer-controlled LEDs light-up the huge ice sculptures. It's looks pretty spectacular doesn't it?
Multicoloured sculpturesGetty Images