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Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

This is really beautiful.

via Smithsonian

Every winter, millions of tourists flock to Harbin — a city in the northeast corner of China—to stand in temperatures nearing -40 degrees Fahrenheit and look at giant blocks of ice. Of course, it helps when those ice blocks are skillfully arranged to create a replica of the Colosseum, lit from the inside by multi-colored incandescent lights to glow under the inky winter sky.

See more photos of this gorgeous festival.


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