City of ice and snow

A glittering city of ice and snow rises in northern China at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.

  • A general overview of ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin Thomas White Reuters

  • A woman taking a photo with her mobile phone is silhouetted against an ice sculpture at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin Canice Leung Reuters

  • Visitors are silhouetted against lighted ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin Kumutha Kumanan Reuters

  • Visitors walk past lighted ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin Kumutha Kumanan Reuters

  • A family takes a picture in front of ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin Kumutha Kumanan Reuters

  • A girl rides a slide on an ice sculpture during a light-up rehearsal ahead of the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin Kumutha Kumanan Reuters

  • A woman stands in front of an ice sculpture at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin Kumutha Kumanan Reuters

  • A couple shares an embrace in front of an ice sculpture at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin Kumutha Kumanan Reuters

  • A waiter stands next to thermometer indicating -10 degree reading during photo opportunity at Ice Palace in Shangri-La Hotel in Harbin Canice Leung Reuters

  • A waitress pours liquor into ice cups on an ice counter during a photo opportunity at the Ice Palace in Shangri-La Hotel in Harbin Canice Leung Reuters

  • Visitors jump for a picture in front of a large snow sculpture at the Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in the northern city of Harbin Kumutha Kumanan Reuters

  • A woman poses with white fox during Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin Kumutha Kumanan Reuters

  • A girl rides a dog-drawn sleigh in front of a large snow sculpture at the Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province Kumutha Kumanan Reuters

  • A swimmer dives into a pool carved into the thick ice covering the Songhua River during the Harbin Ice Swimming Competition in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province Thomas White Reuters

  • A swimmer stands on platform on pool carved into thick ice covering Songhua River during Harbin Ice Swimming Competition in northern city of Harbin Kumutha Kumanan Reuters

  • Official from the organising committee instructs swimmers before he guides them to a pool carved into the thick ice covering the Songhua River during the Harbin Ice Swimming Competition Thomas White Reuters

  • A swimmer reacts before swimming in a pool carved into the thick ice covering the Songhua River during the Harbin Ice Swimming Competition in the northern city of Harbin Canice Leung Reuters

  • A female swimmer covers herself with blanket after swimming in a pool carved into thick ice covering Songhua River during Harbin Ice Swimming Competition in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province Canice Leung Reuters

  • A cyclist rides past a large snow sculpture in Harbin Canice Leung Reuters

  • A man takes a picture of ice sculptures ahead of the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin Kumutha Kumanan Reuters