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A Lunar New Year traveller sleeps aboard a crowded train bound for the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing, a journey of 32 hours, after departing from the West Railway Station in Beijing 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 (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Lunar New Year traveller sleeps aboard a crowded train bound for the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing, a journey of 32 hours, after departing from the West Railway Station in Beijing 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 (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Lunar New Year traveller sleeps aboard a crowded train bound for... News Photo 160414363Arts Culture and Entertainment,Beijing,Chinese,Chinese Culture,Chinese New Year,Chongqing,City,Crowded,Holiday,Horizontal,Journey,Leaving,Passenger,Sleeping,Tied Up,Time,TrainPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA Lunar New Year traveller sleeps aboard a crowded train bound for the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing, a journey of 32 hours, after departing from the West Railway Station in Beijing 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 (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)