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In Pictures: Millions on the move as China marks Lunar New Year

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Transport hubs are thronged as the world’s most populous nation welcomes the Year Of The Dog.

Customers shop for Lunar New Year decorations at a wholesale market in Beijing (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)

China’s Lunar New Year festival is the biggest annual migration of people in the world.

Some migrant workers use the holiday to visit home for the only time in the year with the celebrations of the Year Of The Dog set to reach a climax on Friday.

A vendor selling Lunar New Year decorations waits for customers (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
A vendor selling Lunar New Year decorations waits for customers (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
No prizes for guessing it is the Year Of The Dog (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
No prizes for guessing it is the Year Of The Dog (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
A customer shops for Lunar New Year decorations at a wholesale market in Beijing (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
A customer shops for Lunar New Year decorations at a wholesale market in Beijing (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
Lanterns to celebrate the Lunar New Year are hung from a tree at a public park in Beijing (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
Lanterns to celebrate the Lunar New Year are hung from a tree at a public park in Beijing (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
In case you had forgotten, it is the Year Of The Dog (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
In case you had forgotten, it is the Year Of The Dog (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
A man holds a child as they pose for a photo near a pathway decorated for the Lunar New Year (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
A man holds a child as they pose for a photo near a pathway decorated for the Lunar New Year (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)

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