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Premiere Date: September 27, 2011

Photo Gallery: Massive Migrations

Chunyun — Chinese New Year



The Chunyun period, or Spring Festival Rush, refers to the time around Chinese New Year when millions of migrant workers and students leave the cities of China to return home for festivities. During this period, upwards of 120 million people migrate home on extremely crowded trains and planes which they sometimes must wait days in order to board.

Photo caption: A crowd of passengers wait for a train in China   Credit: Courtesy of Last Train Home

Sources:
» The Independent. "Two billion journeys in China's own great migration." January 28, 2006.
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