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Last Updated: Wednesday January 14 2009 14:56 GMT

In pics: Ice festival in London

Ice sculpture in front of the Natural History Museum

You've probably seen amazing pics of ice festivals in colder countries, but the recent cold snap meant that one could be held at London's Natural History Museum.

Man working on a sculpture of a penguin

The chainsaws and chisels were out in full force as amazing sculptures were formed out of ice.

UK Team

There were teams from the UK, Bulgaria, France, Italy and Holland.

Man working on sculpture

They worked over the weekend in chilling conditions forming pieces based on the festival's theme - Wildlife in the City - out of ice.

Man working on sculpture

Five two-tonne blocks of ice were carved into works of art.

Holland winners

After the weekend's hard work, the judges decided the team from Holland were the winners. They won a glass trophy.