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Tearful farewell

(Shanghai Daily)

09:41, January 20, 2012

A woman wipes her tears with her partner's scarf as they part at Beijing west railway station yesterday.

Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is the biggest of two "Golden Week" holidays, giving migrant workers their only chance of the year to return to their home provinces with gifts for their families.

More than 200 million people are expected to take to the railways over this year's holiday, the biggest movement of humanity in the world.

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