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Freaky (and ornate) snow sculptures in China

Sheng Li / Reuters

A worker shapes a snow sculpture ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, on Thursday, Dec. 23. The 27th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival will kick off on January 5, 2011

Sheng Li / Reuters

A worker installs lights on a snow sculpture before the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival on Thursday.

The top photo looks like an evil cross between a LEGO guy and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.

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