Ice on the way
Updated : 2012-12-21
By ( chinadaily.com.cn )
Workers drag a big chunk of ice out of the Songhua River on Saturday in preparation for the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the capital of Northeast China's Heilongjiang province. The river ice is about 35 centimeters thick. The festival is expected to open to the public later this month. Photo by Wang Kai / Xinhua News Agency
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