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    Traditionally for Lviv the New Year began with the competition of ice sculptures in the open air
    Traditionally for Lviv the New Year began with the competition of ice sculptures in the open air
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    This year, the organizers changed the venue and instead of the square in front of the Opera Theater moved the event to Market Square, under the mayor’s balcony
    This year, the organizers changed the venue and instead of the square in front of the Opera Theater moved the event to Market Square, under the mayor’s balcony
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    During two days, 5 famous sculptors worked on their projects from morning till night
    During two days, 5 famous sculptors worked on their projects from morning till night
  • 4/17
    It's hard to believe, but subtle sculptures initially look like ordinary blocks of ice of different sizes
    It's hard to believe, but subtle sculptures initially look like ordinary blocks of ice of different sizes
  • 5/17
    Working with ice is very difficult, the authors say. This year is even harder because of the weather: the temperature is above zero in Lviv around the clock
    Working with ice is very difficult, the authors say. This year is even harder because of the weather: the temperature is above zero in Lviv around the clock
  • 6/17
    Thousands of people from Lviv and visitors of the city came to see the creative process during two days
    Thousands of people from Lviv and visitors of the city came to see the creative process during two days
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    As it got dark, each of the compositions shone in different colors
    As it got dark, each of the compositions shone in different colors
  • 9/17
    The theme of the contest in 2018 is "Silhouettes of the Christmas city"
    The theme of the contest in 2018 is "Silhouettes of the Christmas city"
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    The winner was elected according to the ancient system of evaluation
    The winner was elected according to the ancient system of evaluation
  • 12/17
    Among the ice exhibits wre "Vertep", "City Coat of Arms", "City Guard"
    Among the ice exhibits wre "Vertep", "City Coat of Arms", "City Guard"
  • 13/17
    Each of the works is a free variation of the author on the Christmas theme. Daria Aleshkina created the "Christmas Star"
    Each of the works is a free variation of the author on the Christmas theme. Daria Aleshkina created the "Christmas Star"
  • 14/17
    Bright ice sculptures has become a spectacular photo sector during the Christmas city celebrations
    Bright ice sculptures has become a spectacular photo sector during the Christmas city celebrations
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    The winner of the competition of ice sculptures with the work "Birds of the city - the birds of the world" was Vladimir Semkiv
    The winner of the competition of ice sculptures with the work "Birds of the city - the birds of the world" was Vladimir Semkiv
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    The ice sculptures are expected to stay on the Market Square until January 15, however, the weather makes its own adjustments
    The ice sculptures are expected to stay on the Market Square until January 15, however, the weather makes its own adjustments
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