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Last Updated: Thursday January 07 2010 14:28 GMT

Ice sculpture festival in China

Artists from across the world have been carving incredible ice sculptures at the International Ice and Snow Festival in China.

The 19 teams have to turn two-ton blocks of ice into works of art at the event in Harbin, in the northeast of the country.

The beautiful sculptures are then lit up with coloured lights, to create an amazing ice show.

All the ice comes from a nearby river which freezes around this time of year. And with temperatures staying well below freezing it means there's no risk of them melting.