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  • The Sapporo Snow and Ice Festival Begins

    Taiwanese dancers perform in front of a large snow sculpture of Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall at the opening of the annual snow festival in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, Feb. 5, 2013. Some two million people are expecting to visit the week-long festival which has over 200 snow sculptures.
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  • The Sapporo Snow and Ice Festival Begins

    A girl enjoys a snow slide at the opening of the annual snow festival in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, Feb. 5, 2013.
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  • The Sapporo Snow and Ice Festival Begins

    People admire a large snow sculpture of cartoon characters at the opening of the annual snow festival in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, Feb. 5, 2013.
    Takashi Noguchi/AFP/Getty Images
  • The Sapporo Snow and Ice Festival Begins

    Traditional Thai dancers perform in front of a large snow sculpture of Thailand's Wat Bendamabophit temple at the opening of the annual snow festival in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido Feb. 5, 2013. Some two million people are expecting to visit the week-long festival which has over 200 snow sculptures.
    Takashi Noguchi/AFP/Getty Images
  • The Sapporo Snow and Ice Festival Begins

    People admire a large snow sculpture at the opening of the annual snow festival in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, Feb. 5, 2013. Some two million people are expecting to visit the week-long festival which has over 200 snow sculptures.
    Takashi Noguchi/AFP/Getty Images
  • The Sapporo Snow and Ice Festival Begins

    Traditional Thai dancers perform in front of a large snow sculpture of Thailand's Wat Bendamabophit temple at the opening of the annual snow festival in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido Feb. 5, 2013. Some two million people are expecting to visit the week-long festival which has over 200 snow sculptures.
    Takashi Noguchi/AFP/Getty Images
  • The Sapporo Snow and Ice Festival Begins

    Taiwanese dancers perform in front of a large snow sculpture of Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall at the opening of the annual snow festival in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido Feb. 5, 2013. Some two million people are expecting to visit the week-long festival which has over 200 snow sculptures.
    Takashi Noguchi/AFP/Getty Images
  • The Sapporo Snow and Ice Festival Begins

    Visitors enjoy a ride on a scale model of a steam locomotive at the opening of the annual snow festival in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, Feb. 5, 2013.
    Takashi Noguchi/AFP/Getty Images
  • The Sapporo Snow and Ice Festival Begins

    People admire small-sized snow sculptures at the opening of the annual snow festival in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, Feb. 5, 2013.
    Takashi Noguchi/AFP/Getty Images
  • The Sapporo Snow and Ice Festival Begins

    Traditional Thai dancers perform in front of a large snow sculpture of Thailand's Wat Bendamabophit temple at the opening of the annual snow festival in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, Feb. 5, 2013. Some two million people are expecting to visit the week-long festival which has over 200 snow sculptures.
    Takashi Noguchi/AFP/Getty Images
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