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The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in China has been held since 1963.The festival officially starts January 5th . With its stunning designs and incredible colour displays, the amazing attraction draws thousands of visitors from all over the world during the month-long show.It is the largest in the world.

People ride slides on ice sculptures illuminated by colored lights during the opening day of the 31st Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, January 5, 2015. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

CHINA, Harbin : A family pull a sleigh before the opening ceremony of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, northeast China’s Heilongjiang province on January 4, 2016. Over one million visitors are expected to attend the spectacular Harbin Ice Festival, where buildings of ice are bathed in ethereal lights and international ice sculptors compete for honours.     AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO / AFP / WANG ZHAO