Fifteen teams competed in the 2013 International Snow Sculpture Championship in Breckenridge last week. From January 22-26, groups from across the globe hand-carved 20-ton blocks of snow into frozen art over a 65-hour period. Yesterday, team Mongolia took home top honors for its impressive snow statue of two riders on horses (above). For photos of the winning sculpture and the process behind all fourteen entries, visit our full slide show.
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See also: - Photos: International Snow Sculpture Championship 2013 - Photos: The process behind the International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breck - Team Canada-Quebec wins International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge
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For more photos of the frozen art, visit our full slide show.