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The high speed train that runs on the new 2,298-kilometre line... News PhotoBeijing,China - East Asia,Finance,Guangzhou,Henan Province,High Speed Train,Horizontal,Illustration,Illustration Technique,Locomotive,New,Speed,TGV,Train - Vehicle,TravelPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThe high speed train that runs on the new 2,298-kilometre (1,425-mile) line between Beijing and Guangzhou runs into Xuchang East Station in Xuchang, central China's Henan province on December 26, 2012. China started service on December 26 on the world's longest high-speed rail route, the latest milestone in the country's rapid and -- sometimes troubled -- super fast rail network. The opening of this new line means passengers will be whisked from the capital to the southern commercial hub in just eight hours, compared with the 22 hours previously required. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)