China welcomes 2016 with colorful ice festival

Tue Jan 5, 2016 5:17pm EST
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HARBIN CITY, China - The 2016 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival kicked off in China's northeastern Heilongjiang province on Tuesday, with large and intricate snow and ice sculptures on display.

This year's festival is themed "Pearl on the Crown of Ice and Snow".

The event draws visitors from all over China as well as from abroad to Harbin, one of the country's coldest places.