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Travel rush during Qingming Festival

Updated: Apr 7,2015 2:57 PM     english.gov.cn

A police officer uses a megaphone to maintain order as passengers wait for their trains at Yuncheng North Railway Station in central China’s Shanxi province, April 6. The traditional Qingming Festival, or Tomb-sweeping Day, fell on April 5 this year, and more than 7.38 million people traveled by rail that day, with 760,000 people departing from Beijing and 1.51 million from Shanghai. An estimated 10 million passengers traveled on China’s trains on April 6, the last day of the holiday.[Photo/Xinhua]

This photo taken on April 6 shows people at Shenyang North Railway Station in Shenyang city, Northeast China’s Liaoning province.[Photo/Xinhua]

People in front of Beijing Railway Station, April 6, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

This photo taken on April 6 shows vehicles on an intersection of the Beijing — Hong Kong — Macao Expressway in Shijiazhuang, North China’s Hebei province. There were many traffic jams on expressways, including the Beijing-Kunming Expressway, the Beijing — Hong Kong — Macao Expressway and the Daqing-Guangzhou Expressway, during the traditional Qingming Festival, or Tomb-sweeping Day, which fell on April 5 this year. [Photo/Xinhua]

A bus station employee checks a passenger’s ticket at Yangzhou West Bus Station in Yangzhou city, East China’s Jiangsu province, April 6.[Photo/Xinhua]

Vehicles throng the Beianhe section of the Beijing-Tibet highway on the last day of the Tomb Sweeping holiday. [Photo by Wang Jing / China Daily]

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