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62nd Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan

Today is the start of the 62nd Sapporo Snow Festival where, according to Reuters, about 250 snow and ice sculptures are exhibited at this popular winter event in Japan, held until Feb 13.

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A man plows snow in front of an ice sculpture resembling South Korea's Daejeon metropolitan city at the 62nd Sapporo snow festival in Sapporo, Feb. 7.

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A girl speeds down a slide made of snow at the 62nd Sapporo snow festival in Sapporo on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, Feb. 7.

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Children perform music atop a snow sculpture of China's Temple of Heaven during a ceremony to mark the start of the 62nd Sapporo snow festival in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, Feb. 7.

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An ice sculpture of a dinosaur is illuminated at the 62nd Sapporo snow festival in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, Feb. 7.

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Visitors look at an illuminated snow sculpture of Japan's national treasure "Hiunkaku of Hongwanji" at the 62nd Sapporo snow festival in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, Feb. 7.