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Photos of the day - January 5, 2014

Visitors are silhouetted against lighted ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province January 5, 2014. The festival kicks off on Sunday. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

Harbin's stunning ice and snow festival

Take a look at these stunning images of the 30th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China. The annual tradition began as a traditional ice lantern garden party back in 1963 but was on pause during the Cultural Revolution in China.