China-transport-migration,FEATURE by Neil Connor
Domestic worker Chen Guolan (back L) talks with fellow passengers as she sits on a train leaving the Beijing West Railway Station for the south-western Chinese city of Chongqing, a journey of 32 hours, and where she will also take another train for a further 6 hours to reach her home in Yiban, Sichuan province, early on January 31, 2013. The world's largest annual migration is underway in China with tens of thousands in the capital boarding trains to journey home for Lunar New Year celebrations. Passengers will log 220 million train rides during the 40-day travel season as they criss-cross the country to celebrate with their families on February 10, but just as making the trip home can be laborious -- often lasting one or two days -- so can simply acquiring a seat on the train, and every year complaints arise about the inefficiency or unfairness of the system, although an initiative allowing travelers to purchase tickets online aims to curb long queuing times. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones
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Karlie Kloss arrives at the Atelier Versace show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 5, 2015 in Paris, France.
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Doutzen Kroes arrives at the Atelier Versace show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 5, 2015 in Paris, France.
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Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates next to Prince Michael of Kent on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone Circuit on July 5, 2015 in Northampton, England.
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A model walks the runway for Sunflair during 'The Silk Road' Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2016 during the Mode City Fair at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles on July 5, 2015 in Paris, France.
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Cara Delevingne arrives at the 'Paper Towns' Australian premiere at Miranda Westfields on July 5, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.
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Competitors paddle their boats during the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival Race on July 5, 2015 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival will be staged from 3 July 2015 (Friday) to 5 July 2015 (Sunday). The carnival featured two key programmes: the CCB (Asia) Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races in Victoria Harbour and the San Miguel BeerFest at the UC Centenary Garden in East Tsim Sha Tsui.