Three boats covered in snow and illuminated by lights of a restaurant nearby, are seen on the frozen Songhua River that flows through the northern city of Harbin in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province Jan 3, 2011.Reuters photo
A man takes a photograph using a camera phone as he walks past an ice sculpture on a main street in the northern city of Harbin, Jan 3, 2011. The sculpture is part of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival which will be officially launched on Jan 5.Reuters photo
A fisherman looks back at his bicycle leaning against a tree as he takes a break from digging a hole in the thick ice covering the Songhua River that flows through the northern city of Harbin, Jan 3, 2011.Reuters photo
Ice fishermen use a torch to look for places to dig holes in the frozen Songhua River in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Jan 3, 2011. Reuters photo
The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival will be officially launched on Jan 5.
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