The city of Harbin, China stages one of the world's largest ice and snow festivals, officially opening to the public, Jan. 5, 2018. Famed for its gigantic illuminated sculptures, the festival is in its 34th year, will have visitors brave the frigid temperatures to enjoy the annual event.

Visitors tour at Harbin Wanda Icy Wonderland, in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Jan. 9, 2018.
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