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Sapporo snow festival in Japan

2009-02-05 03:10:58 GMT2009-02-05 11:10:58 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A man gives a last touch on icemen prior to the opening of 60th Sapporo snow festival in Sapporo, northern island of Japan, February 4, 2009. About 270 snow and ice sculptures are exhibited in the one of Japan's famous winter events which goes on from Feb 5 to Feb 11. [Agencies]

Workers give a last touch on a huge snow sculpture prior to the opening of the 60th Sapporo snow festival in Sapporo, northern island of Japan, February 4, 2009. About 270 snow and ice sculptures are exhibited in the one of Japan's famous winter events which goes on from Feb 5 to 11. [Agencies]

Children play around a snow sculpture prior to the opening of the 60th Sapporo snow festival in Sapporo, northern island of Japan, February 4, 2009. About 270 snow and ice sculptures are exhibited in the one of Japan's famous winter events which goes on from Feb 5 to 11. [Agencies]

Workers give a last touch on a huge snow sculpture prior to the opening of 60th Sapporo snow festival in Sapporo, northern island of Japan, February 4, 2009. About 270 snow and ice sculptures are exhibited in the one of Japan's famous winter events which goes on from Feb 5 to 11.[Agencies]

Japan's self-defense army soldiers raise South Korea's national flag in front of a snow sculpture in the shape of South Korea's 'Namdaemun', which was badly damaged by fire in 2008, at a rehearsal for the opening of the 60th Sapporo snow festival, northern island of Japan, February 4, 2009. About 270 snow and ice sculptures are exhibited in the one of Japan's famous winter events which goes on from Feb 5 to 11. [Agencies]

A man gives a last touch on icemen prior to the opening of 60th Sapporo snow festival in Sapporo, northern island of Japan, February 4, 2009. About 270 snow and ice sculptures are exhibited in the one of Japan's famous winter events which goes on from Feb 5 to Feb 11.

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