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Spectators gather in front of a large snow sculpture during the Sapporo Snow Festival at Odori Park in Sapporo, Japan. Taking place in February in the capital city of Hokkaido Prefecture, the snow festival is the largest winter celebration in Japan. The park will serve as the start and finish points for marathon and race walk at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Visitors look at snow sculptures during the 71st Sapporo Snow Festival at Odori Park in Sapporo, Japan. It showcases more than 200 ice and snow sculptures, expecting hundreds of thousands of visitors each day. The park will serve as the start and finish points for marathon and race walk at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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A worker grabs a shovel to remove fresh snow on a large snow sculpture during the 71st Sapporo Snow Festival at Odori Park in Sapporo, Japan.

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A woman photographs a snow sculpture promoting the Tokyo 2020 during the 71st Sapporo Snow Festival at Odori Park in Sapporo, Japan. Taking place in February in the capital city of Hokkaido Prefecture, the snow festival is the largest winter celebration in Japan. It showcases more than 200 ice and snow sculptures, expecting hundreds of thousands of visitors each day.

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A visitor looks at an ice sculpture on the opening night of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeastern China's Heilongjiang Province.

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Fireworks explode during a ceremony on the opening night of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeastern China's Heilongjiang Province.

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Visitors look at an ice sculpture on the opening night of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeastern China's Heilongjiang Province.

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Site manager Tim Bauman wore crampons as he climbed atop one of the ice fountains to the amazement of guests as he adjusted the nozzles while they toured the Ice Castle in Excelsior, Minn.

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Olha Ratushko and her daughter Zhenya, 15, of Rochester, Minn., warmed themselves by a fire while exploring the Ice Castle.

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Olha Ratushko and her daughter Zhenya, 15, of Rochester, Minn., joked with one another as they sat in an ice cave while exploring the Ice Castle in Excelsior, Minn.

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Guests toured the Ice Castle in Excelsior, Minn. The castles include LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, fountains and more.

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Zhenya Ratushko, 15, of Rochester, Minn., climbed out of an ice cave while exploring the Ice Castle in Excelsior, Minnesota. Hundreds of thousands of icicles are hand-placed by professional ice artists.

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Olha Ratushko of Rochester, Minn., takes a photo of her daughter Zhenya, 15, as she explored the Ice Castle in Excelsior, Minn.

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Guests toured the Ice Castle in Excelsior, Minn. Hundreds of thousands of icicles are hand-placed by professional ice artists. The castles include breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, fountains and much more.

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Olha Ratushko and her daughter Zhenya, 15, of Rochester, Minn., explored the Ice Castle in Excelsior, Minn. Hundreds of thousands of icicles are hand-placed by professional ice artists.

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An aerial view shows fireworks explode over ice sculptures during the opening of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang province. The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival is known for massive, elaborate and colorfully lit ice sculptures featuring animals, cartoon characters and famous landmarks.

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Visitors walk by structures made from blocks of ice at the Harbin International Ice and Snow festival held in Harbin.

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Visitors tour colorful building structures made from blocks of ice at the Harbin International Ice and Snow festival held in Harbin.

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Visitors tour past a colorful castle-like structure made from blocks of ice at the Harbin International Ice and Snow festival held in Harbin.

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Visitors walk on a ice blocks bridge against colorful building structures made from blocks of ice at the Harbin International Ice and Snow festival held in Harbin.

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An aerial view taken with a drone shows visitors tour the colorful building structures made from blocks of ice at the Harbin International Ice and Snow festival held in Harbin in northeastern's China's Heilongjiang province.

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An aerial view taken with a drone shows visitors tour colorful structure made from blocks of ice at the Harbin International Ice and Snow festival held in Harbin in northeastern's China's Heilongjiang province.

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An aerial view taken with a drone shows visitors tour colorful castle-like structures made from blocks of ice at the Harbin International Ice and Snow festival held in Harbin in northeastern's China's Heilongjiang province.

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Visitors play slide as others tour colorful building structures made from blocks of ice at the Harbin International Ice and Snow festival held in Harbin in northeastern's China's Heilongjiang province.

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Visitors gather around an ice wall inside an Ice Castle in Edmonton Alberta. The attraction was built by Ice Castles, LLC and features ice-carved tunnels, fountains, slides, frozen thrones, and cascading towers of ice embedded with color-changing LED lights that twinkle to music at night.

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