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Dancers perform during an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. With an investment of $325 million, Hello Kitty Park will be China's first large scale amusement park scheduled to open to the public on New Year's day. According to state media, there are nearly 60 theme parks being built across China right at the moment.

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Dancers perform during an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province on Friday. With an investment of $325 million, Hello Kitty Park will be China’s first large scale amusement park scheduled to open to the public on New Year’s day

Sculptor Artem Samoylov of Russia carves a sculpture based on Disney's newest movie "Frozen" at the Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival in Bruges November 20, 2013. Some 28 artists from all over the world made 55 sculptures out of 250 tonnes of ice depicting many characters from Disney movies. The festival will open on November 22 and will end on January 5, 2014.

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Russian sculptor Artem Samoylov carves a figure based on Disney’s newest movie Frozen at the Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival in Bruges. Some 28 artists made 55 sculptures out of 250 tonnes of ice depicting many characters from Disney movies. The festival opens on November 22 and ends on January 5, 2014.

Costumed visitors walk about an event venue during the China International Comics and Games Expo in Shanghai, China, Thursday, July 11, 2013.

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Visitors dressed in colourful costumes stroll around the International Comics and Games Expo in Shanghai, China, on Thursday