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Photos: The Luminary Loppet

People & Places Gina Reis · ·

1 Thousands of luminaries are set up to mark the course on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, Minn., for the Luminary Loppet, a nighttime ski event that is part of the City of Lakes Loppet ski festival Saturday, February 5, 2010. 
2 The City of Lakes Loppet is a cross-country ski festival that takes place on the lakes of the Twin Cities. This year's festival took place on the weekend of February 6. The Luminary Loppet took place on the evening of Saturday, February 5, 2010 from 6 to 9 p.m. on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis. 
3 Erin Bodner, left, of Minneapolis, Minn. and Kirk Allen of Wayzata, Minn. pick up their bibs before the Luminary Loppet, in Uptown, Minneapolis, Minn. Saturday February 5, 2010. "We heard about it from word of mouth," said Allen. "Someone said it was cool." 
4 An ice pyramid lights up part of the Luminary Loppet course on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, Minn. Saturday, February 5, 2010. 
5 Fire dancers draw a crowd on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, Minn. on Saturday, February 5, 2010 at the Luminary Loppet ski race. 
6 Crowds surround fire dancers on the Luminary Loppet course on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, Minn. Saturday, February 5, 2010, enjoying the show as well as the warmth.