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Gallery: The Tiring Trek Home

As the Lunar New Year holiday gets closer, the annual mass migration has begun. It is estimated that China’s railways will transport more than 413 million passengers during the 40-day rush, according to the nation’s railway operator.

01.24.2019
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A family of three from Woyang, Anhui province sleeps in a corner of the train from Shanghai to Fuyang, Anhui on Jan. 18. Photo: VCG
A boy looks out of the window of a train in Guangzhou Railway Station in South China’s Guangdong province on Jan. 21. Photo: VCG
A member of staff yawns while a train stops at Harbin Railway Station in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, on Jan. 23. Photo: VCG
A train stops at Harbin Railway Station on Jan. 23. Photo: VCG
A passenger rests her head on her luggage on the train from Shanghai to Fuyang on Jan. 18. Photo: VCG
A father and his son walk down the aisle on a train from Urumqi, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region to Chengdu, Southwest China’s Sichuan province, on Jan. 21. Photo: VCG
A passenger looks out of the window of a train from Urumqi to Chengdu on Jan. 21. Photo: VCG 
Passengers sleep on the train from Shanghai to Fuyang on Jan. 18. Photo: VCG

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