A girl looks at lanterns as she visits the Shanghai International Lantern Festival in Luxun Park in Shanghai, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. According to Chinese tradition, people try to solve puzzles on lanterns, eat Yuanxiao (glutinous rice ball) and enjoy family reunions during the festival. The Lantern Festival is usually celebrated in winter, but in Shanghai, participants prefer to mark the festival at the end of summer to enjoy the warmer weather.
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Passengers wave from a window of a train as they depart at the Shanghai’s railway station, January 19, 2012. 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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