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Travel peak approaches ahead of lunar New Year

2009-01-06 13:39:26 GMT2009-01-06 21:39:26 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Passengers wait to board trains at the Shenzhen Railway Station in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 6, 2009. The railway station has witnessed 35,000 person-time travelers since Jan. 5, several days before the annual Spring Festival travel season. The Spring Festival starts from Jan. 26 this year, according to Chinese traditional lunar calendar.(Xinhua Photo)

Passengers wait to board on the train at the Xi'an Railway Station in Xi'an, the capital city of Shaanxi Province, Jan. 6, 2009.(Xinhua Photo)

Passengers wait to board trains at the Taiyuan Railway Station in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, Jan. 6, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

Passengers wait in queue to buy tickets at the Shenzhen Railway Station in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 6, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

Passengers enter the Taiyuan Railway Station in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, Jan. 6, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

Railway stations across the country have witnessed huge crowds of passengers since Jan. 5, several days before the annual Spring Festival travel season. The Spring Festival starts from Jan. 26 this year, according to Chinese traditional lunar calendar.

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