Snow sculpture of Marilyn Monroe to debut in China

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A six-meter-tall snow sculpture of Marilyn Monroe will be displayed on a 113-year-old street in the northeastern city of Harbin, local authorities said Monday.

Marilyn Monroe.[File photo]

Marilyn Monroe.[File photo]

The snow sculpture of Monroe will recreate her most famous pose from the film "The Seven Year Itch" -- the pose she strikes as she stands on a subway grate as her white dress is blown above her knees by a passing train -- and will be shown in Harbin, the capital city of Heilongjiang Province, during the Ice Sculpture Festival, which will open on Dec. 31, the authorities said.

The Ice Sculpture Festival on the central street will run under the theme of "charming ancient street, dazzle the whole city." Forty-five colored ice sculptures and large-scale landscapes will be exhibited along the street that is over 1,400 meters long, the festival committee said.

A carnival to celebrate New Year's Eve will be held the same day, according to the festival committee.

The European-style central street, considered one of the most famous commercial streets in China, was built in 1898, and has become an international tourist attraction.

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