Sun, January 11, 2009
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40-day travel peak in Spring Festival holiday begins

2009-01-11 09:06:05 GMT2009-01-11 17:06:05 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A man looks out from a window of train's carriage in Guangzhou Railway Station, in China's south Guangdong Province, Jan. 11, 2009. The 40-day travel peak before, during and after the Spring Festival holiday began on Sunday, with the estimation of 2.32 billion people to travel over the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday.(Xinhua/Lu Hanxin)

Passengers wait in lines to buy tickets in Changsha Railway Station, in China's central Hunan Province, Jan. 11, 2009. The 40-day travel peak before, during and after the Spring Festival holiday began on Sunday, with the estimation of 2.32 billion people to travel over the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday.(Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

Migrant workers backing luggages arrive at Fuyang Railway Station, in China's central Anhui Province, Jan. 11, 2009. The 40-day travel peak before, during and after the Spring Festival holiday began on Sunday, with the estimation of 2.32 billion people to travel over the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday.(Xinhua/Li Jian)

Travelers arrive at the railway station in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu province to go back to their hometown, January 10, 2009. A total of 188 million people will be travelling by train in the country for family reunion during this year's Spring Festival travel peak, which will last 40 days until mid-February and strain the railway system. [CFP]

A woman carries her child on her back while waiting for a train back home at Nanjing railway station in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu province January 10, 2009. [CFP]

The 40-day travel peak before, during and after the Spring Festival holiday began on Sunday, with the estimation of 2.32 billion people to travel over the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday.

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