Once a year the millions of migrant workers in China's towns and cities travel back to their home villages for Chinese New Year. They take long train trips across the country in the world's biggest annual migration.
This year the BBC Beijing correspondent James Reynolds and his team went with them.
Slideshow recorded by Dandan Chen and produced by Paul Kerley. Publication date 22 January 2009.
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