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This picture taken on January 28, 2013 shows a man sleeping in the toilet of a train from Guangzhou to Changchun as people head back to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival. Passengers will log 220 million train rides during the 40-day travel season as they criss-cross the country to celebrate with their families, 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. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO /BAI SHI (Photo credit should read BAI SHI/AFP/Getty Images)
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This picture taken on January 28, 2013 shows a man sleeping in the toilet of a train from Guangzhou to Changchun as people head back to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival. Passengers will log 220 million train rides during the 40-day travel season as they criss-cross the country to celebrate with their families, 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. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO /BAI SHI (Photo credit should read BAI SHI/AFP/Getty Images)
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January 28, 2013
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This picture taken on January 28 2013 shows a man sleeping in the... News Photo 160794231Adult,Bathroom,Changchun,Chinese Culture,Chinese New Year,Guangdong Province,Guangzhou,Head Back,Hometown,Horizontal,Illustration,Illustration Technique,Lifestyles,Men,Passenger,People,Picture,Show,Sleeping,Tired,Train,TransportationPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThis picture taken on January 28, 2013 shows a man sleeping in the toilet of a train from Guangzhou to Changchun as people head back to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival. Passengers will log 220 million train rides during the 40-day travel season as they criss-cross the country to celebrate with their families, 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. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO /BAI SHI (Photo credit should read BAI SHI/AFP/Getty Images)