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<p>People visit ice sculptures during a preview for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008.   REUTERS/Sheng Li</p>

People visit ice sculptures during a preview for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

People visit ice sculptures during a preview for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

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<p>Visitors take souvenirs photos in front of an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008.    REUTERS/Sheng Li </p>

Visitors take souvenirs photos in front of an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

Visitors take souvenirs photos in front of an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

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<p>People visit an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008.   REUTERS/Sheng Li </p>

People visit an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

People visit an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

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<p>People view an ice sculpture during a preview for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008.    REUTERS/Sheng Li </p>

People view an ice sculpture during a preview for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

People view an ice sculpture during a preview for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

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<p>People visit an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li </p>

People visit an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

People visit an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

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<p>Visitors slide on tracks at an ice sculpture during a preview for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008.   REUTERS/Sheng Li </p>

Visitors slide on tracks at an ice sculpture during a preview for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

Visitors slide on tracks at an ice sculpture during a preview for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

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<p>Visitors take souvenirs photos in front of an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008.    REUTERS/Sheng Li </p>

Visitors take souvenirs photos in front of an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

Visitors take souvenirs photos in front of an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

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<p>People visit an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. The 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival will kick off on January 5, 2009, local media reported. Picture taken December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li (CHINA)</p>

People visit an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. The 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival will kick off on January 5, 2009, local...more

People visit an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. The 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival will kick off on January 5, 2009, local media reported. Picture taken December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li (CHINA)

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<p>People visit ice sculptures for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008.    REUTERS/Sheng Li </p>

People visit ice sculptures for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

People visit ice sculptures for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

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<p>People visit an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008.    REUTERS/Sheng Li </p>

People visit an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

People visit an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

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<p>People visit an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li </p>

People visit an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

People visit an ice sculpture for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

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<p>People visit ice sculptures for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008.   REUTERS/Sheng Li </p>

People visit ice sculptures for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

People visit ice sculptures for the upcoming 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Sheng Li

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