China Stages the World's Biggest Annual Mass Migration

By Jane Hwang - 2013-02-08T13:24:04Z

Photograph by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

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All Aboard for the Spring Festival

Passengers wait to board trains at Hongqiao Railway Station. The Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the country's most important occasion for family reunions, with a record 3.41 billion trips expected during this year's travel rush.