Harbin




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One of hundreds of sculptures and buildings made of ice at Harbin's annual ice festival. Read about the festival.




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Living room made of ice in the ice hotel.




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Some of these winter swimmers are in their 70s. They go for a dip every day.




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A swimming area is cut from the ice covering the Songhua River.




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The Siberian tiger reserve is Harbin's other big draw. Live animals are fed to the tigers. Here they eye a bird.




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There's barely a chase.




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Next a live calf is dumped from a truck. The tigers pounce.




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The calf didn't stand a chance.




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Tourists enjoy the spectacle from the safety of mini-vans, just meters away.




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Crazy karaoke.







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