The world's largest annual migration began Saturday in China with tens of thousands in the capital boarding trains to journey home for next month's Lunar New Year celebrations.
Chinese travellers arrive to board trains as the annual Lunar New Year exodus begins at Beijing train station on January 26, 2013. The holiday also known as the Spring Festival sees tens of millions of migrant workers who provide the labour in the country's prosperous cities return to their villages and towns to spend time with the famillies left behind.
Passengers will log 220 million train rides during the 40-day travel season, the Ministry of Railways estimates, as they criss-cross the country to celebrate with their families on February 10.
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