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Monday 25 June 2018

In Pictures: Millions on the move as China marks Lunar New Year

Transport hubs are thronged as the world’s most populous nation welcomes the Year Of The Dog.

Customers shop for Lunar New Year decorations at a wholesale market in Beijing (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
Customers shop for Lunar New Year decorations at a wholesale market in Beijing (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

China’s Lunar New Year festival is the biggest annual migration of people in the world.

Some migrant workers use the holiday to visit home for the only time in the year with the celebrations of the Year Of The Dog set to reach a climax on Friday.

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A vendor selling Lunar New Year decorations waits for customers (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
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Passengers wait for their trains at the Hangzhou East Railway (Chinatopix/AP)
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No prizes for guessing it is the Year Of The Dog (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
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A couple kiss as they pose for a selfie outside Beijing Railway Station (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
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A customer shops for Lunar New Year decorations at a wholesale market in Beijing (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
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For some Chinese it is the only time they will see their family in a year (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
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Lanterns to celebrate the Lunar New Year are hung from a tree at a public park in Beijing (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
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People walk to board a train at the Beijing Railway Station (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
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In case you had forgotten, it is the Year Of The Dog (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
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Travellers cllmb a pedestrian overpass near Beijing Railway Station (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
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A man holds a child as they pose for a photo near a pathway decorated for the Lunar New Year (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)

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