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Artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, put the final touches on the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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An ice pick rests atop a block of ice as the artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, put the final touches on the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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An artisan ice sculptor from Harbin, China, puts the final touches on a ice sculpture of Shrek at the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Ice sculptures from the Shrek movies are seen under colorful lights in a room temperature of nine degrees, as the artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, put the final touches on the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Ice sculptures from the Shrek movies are seen on the big ice slide, under colorful lights in a room temperature of nine degrees, as the artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, put the final touches on the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Ice sculptures from the Shrek movies are seen under colorful lights in a room temperature of nine degrees, as the artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, put the final touches on the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Ice sculptures from the Shrek movies are seen on the big ice slide, under colorful lights in a room temperature of nine degrees, as the artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, put the final touches on the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Ice sculptures from the Shrek movies are seen on the big ice slide, under colorful lights in a room temperature of nine degrees, as the artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, put the final touches on the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Molly Britt, Gaylord National Resort, Public Relations, tries out the big ice slide, under colorful lights in a room temperature of nine degrees, as the artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, put the final touches on the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Ice sculptures from the Shrek movies are seen under colorful lights in a room temperature of nine degrees, as the artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, put the final touches on the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Ice sculptures from the Shrek movies are seen on the big ice slide, under colorful lights in a room temperature of nine degrees, as the artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, put the final touches on the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Ice sculptures from the Shrek movies are seen under colorful lights in a room temperature of nine degrees, as the artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, put the final touches on the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Yin Guo Long, 50, is one of the 40 artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, working on the construction of the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. They are from Harbin, China, the capital city of China's northernmost province, Heilongjiang, across the border from Siberia, Russia. Harbin, China has been host of the Ice and Snow Festival for more than 25 years, welcoming approximately 800,000 visitors annually. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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San Fu Li, 31, is one of the 40 artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, working on the construction of the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Sheng Jun, 44, is one of the 40 artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, working on the construction of the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Harbin, China has been host of the Ice and Snow Festival for more than 25 years, welcoming approximately 800,000 visitors annually. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Sun Wen Quan, 57, (left) and his brother Sun Wen Xue, 55, (right) are two of the 40 artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, working on the construction of the attraction ICE! These sculptors are master carvers who spend a month here each year turning two million pounds of ice into colorful ice sculptures in an environment of nine degrees. They are from Harbin, China, the capital city of China's northernmost province, Heilongjiang, across the border from Siberia, Russia. . (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Lin Hai Jun, 51, is one of the 40 artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, working on the construction of the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Shao Xi Qing, 35, is one of the 40 artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, working on the construction of the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Wang Xiao Hua, 58, (right) and his son Wang Zhen Xu, 30, are two of the 40 artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, working on the construction of the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Wei Xian Chun, 52, is one of the 40 artisan ice sculptors from Harbin, China, working on the construction of the attraction ICE! featuring DreamWorks Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)