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Lifelike snow sculptures draw crowds in Japan

February 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Forget about building a simple snow man. Japan's annual Ice Sculpture Festival features 250 works, ranging from famous animation characters to replicas of historic monuments.

Although the city of Sapporo is covered in snow this time of year, organizers still had to haul in 600 truckloads of the white stuff to complete all of the sculptures.

The festival is expected to draw two million visitors.