SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 29, 2019) Chief Builder Franklin Ring, a native of Greensboro, N.C., explains the design of the Navy sculpture for the 70th Annual Sapporo Snow Festival to members of the snow team. Approximately two million visitors from around the globe visit the festival each year to see hundreds of snow and ice sculptures. This is the 36th year the U.S. Navy has participated in the festival, allowing Sailors a unique opportunity to experience Japanese culture and tradition while strengthening the close friendship between the U.S. Navy and the citizens of Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samuel Bacon/Released)

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