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Migrant workers, children return home ahead of Spring Festival travel peak (7)

Xinhua)  08:38, January 23, 2013  

Zhao Yongchun, a five-year-old boy from Xi'an in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, eats instant noodles while waiting for the train at Hangzhou train station in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 22, 2013. Zhao's parents now works in Yiwu of Zhejiang. Many migrant workers and their children have started to return home in order to avoid the Spring Festival travel peak that begins on Jan. 26 and will last for about 40 days. The Spring Festival, the most important occasion for a family reunion for the Chinese people, falls on the first day of the first month of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, or Feb. 10 this year. (Xinhua/Han Chuanhao)

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