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A journey home

It's Spring Festival, and a time for millions who work and live in Shanghai to return to their hometowns. Shine's photographers share glimpses of a million stories.

Spring Festival — a time all about family reunion — is around the corner. Over the 40 days of the Spring Festival rush, the city's railway system will send away over 13 million passengers, about 10 percent more than last year. That is more than one in two of Shanghai's population.

The peak passenger flow will be Tuesday, when around 498,000 passengers are expected to leave the city for their hometowns.

Shine photographers went out to catch moments of some of the millions making the annual pilgrimage home.

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Cheese!

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Meals on the way.

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

A long day.

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

I have a dream.

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Best babysitters. 

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Hercules.

Dong Jun / SHINE

A kiss for the trip.

Tang Dafei / SHINE

Long lines.

Dong Jun / SHINE

Stay there.

Tang Dafei / SHINE

Fuel for the journey.

Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Happy trails.

Dong Jun / SHINE

Taking a nap.

Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Happy snaps.

Tang Dafei / SHINE

All packed.

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