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1st day of China’s 2017 Spring Festival travel rush

Updated: Jan 13,2017 2:15 PM     Xinhua

Passengers access to the waiting hall of Yinchuan Railway Station in Yinchuan, capital of Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region, Jan 13, 2017. About 2.98 billion trips are expected to be made during China’s 2017 Spring Festival travel rush between Jan 13 and Feb 21. The figure represents an increase of 2.2 percent from the same period in 2016. The Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, falls on Jan 28 this year. The festival is the most important occasion for family reunions. [Photo/Xinhua]

Passengers wait to board the additional train at Yinchuan Railway Station in Yinchuan, capital of Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region, Jan 13, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

Passengers show the train ticket on the train Z4275, additionally opened by Yinchuan Railway Bureau, at Yinchuan Railway Station in Yinchuan, capital of Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region, Jan 13, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

A father kisses his daughter goodbye across the train window glass at Fuzhou Railway Station in Fuzhou, capital of East China’s Fujian province, Jan 13, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

Passengers check in to board the D6201 train to leave for Xiamen City from Fuzhou Railway Station in Fuzhou, capital of Southeast China’s Fujian province, Jan 13, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

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