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Heavy burden of getting home for Spring Festival

2012-01-11 07:58:22 GMT2012-01-11 15:58:22(Beijing Time)  China Daily

A man carries two sacks at Qingdao Railway Station in East China's Shandong province, Jan 8, 2012. As the Chinese Lunar New Year draws closer, the world's largest annual human migration started on Jan 8, with at least 3.2 billion journeys expected over a 40-day period. [Photo/CFP]

A man carries a big bag on his back with a ticket in his mouth in Guiyang, Southwest China's Guizhou province, Jan 8, 2012. [Photo/CFP]

A woman is overloaded with big packages at Zhengzhou Railway Station, Central China's Henan province, Jan 8, 2012. [Photo/CFP]

A rabbit jumps from a bag at Zhuzhou Railway Station square in Central China's Hunan province, Jan 8, 2012. [Photo/CFP]

A man carries a big box strapped to his back at Jinyang bus terminal in Southwest China's Guizhou province, Jan 10, 2012. [Photo/CFP]

A woven bag printed with Chinese word "money" can be seen Shenzhen West Railway Station, South China's Guangdong province, Jan 7, 2012. [Photo/CFP]

A girl holds a giant toy bear on a train heading home in Henan province at Hangzhou Railway Station, East China's Zhejiang province, Jan 8, 2012. [Photo/CFP]

As the Chinese Lunar New Year draws closer, the world's largest annual human migration started on Jan 8, with at least 3.2 billion journeys expected over a 40-day period.

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