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Ice hotel takes shape in Lapland

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Work goes on at the construction site of the new Ice Hotel in the village of Jukkasjarvi in Swedish Lapland. The Ice Hotel, which gets a new design and is reconstructed every year, is dependent upon constant sub-freezing temperatures during construction and operation. 

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As temperatures drop and snow begins to fall, take a look at beautiful light displays from around the globe.


Editor's note: Images taken on November 16, 2012 and made available to NBC News today.

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