In the cold northeastern city of Harbin in China passes the 26th International Festival of snow and ice. In several city parks, you can find a massive building of ice hanging over the river Songhua, large ice sculpture of a life-size ice slides, food and drinks. At night, the lights are included, and frozen viewers see how sculptures are illuminated from both inside and outside. This year the festival opened on January 5 and will last until February.
Tourists arriving for treatment in China, came to see the ice sculpture of the 26th International Festival of snow and ice in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, January 3, 2010. (REUTERS / Aly Song)
Workers make snow sculptures before the festival in Harbin, 18 December 2009. (REUTERS / Sheng Li)
Man in suit posing in front of Mickey Mouse Snow Sculpture in the Park of Harbin January 5, 2010. (REUTERS / Aly Song)
Worker cuts the figure of snow late Chinese leader Mao Zedong at the International Festival of snow and ice in Harbin January 5, 2010. (REUTERS / Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TRAVEL)