The 2012 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival kicked off in Harbin, China., earlier in the week. The festival is one of the largest ice sculpture exhibitions in the world and boast up to 800,000 tourists a year. The best ice sculptors from around the world are known to attend this massive celebration, creating mammoth sized building replicas and illuminated masterpieces. Hit the the thumbs for a taste of fresh works from the 2012 International Harbin Ice and Snow Festival. [DesignYouTrust]