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Ice and Snow Festival

Spectators gather in front of a large snow sculpture during the Sapporo Snow Festival at Odori Park in Sapporo, Japan. Taking place in February in the capital city of Hokkaido Prefecture, the snow festival is the largest winter celebration in Japan. The park will serve as the start and finish points for marathon and race walk at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Visitors look at snow sculptures during the 71st Sapporo Snow Festival at Odori Park in Sapporo, Japan. It showcases more than 200 ice and snow sculptures, expecting hundreds of thousands of visitors each day. The park will serve as the start and finish points for marathon and race walk at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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A worker grabs a shovel to remove fresh snow on a large snow sculpture during the 71st Sapporo Snow Festival at Odori Park in Sapporo, Japan.

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A woman photographs a snow sculpture promoting the Tokyo 2020 during the 71st Sapporo Snow Festival at Odori Park in Sapporo, Japan. Taking place in February in the capital city of Hokkaido Prefecture, the snow festival is the largest winter celebration in Japan. It showcases more than 200 ice and snow sculptures, expecting hundreds of thousands of visitors each day.

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A visitor looks at an ice sculpture on the opening night of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeastern China's Heilongjiang Province.

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Fireworks explode during a ceremony on the opening night of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeastern China's Heilongjiang Province.

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Visitors look at an ice sculpture on the opening night of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeastern China's Heilongjiang Province.

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People gather as fireworks explode during a ceremony on the opening night of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeastern China's Heilongjiang Province.

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People wave flags as fireworks explode during a ceremony on the opening night of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeastern China's Heilongjiang Province. The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival is known for massive, elaborate, and colorfully lit ice sculptures featuring animals, cartoon characters, and various landmarks.

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