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January snaps from Changsha

Updated: 2017-02-24

 
Spring Festival is a topsy-turvy time in China. People bustle through train stations and airports, cram together on buses, and crowd the streets on their journeys home to reunite with their families.

 

Now that the travel mania is over, people in Changsha, Hunan province are slowly getting back to work and their day-to-day lives.

 

January was not all fun and games for everyone. The transport network was tested to its limit and many businesses still opened during the holiday.

 

Here is a selection of photographs summing-up January in Changsha.

 

High-speed, maglev, and metro trains are set to pull out of the station at Changsha South, ready to handle extra passengers during the Spring Festival travel rush, starting Jan 21. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]

 

A staff member checks the signal devices buried 300 meters underground at Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Intercity Railway Station. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]

 

Young men light red candles on a field to pray for good luck in the coming year. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]

 

In a village in Changsha, family members reunite and have dinner together on New Year's Eve. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]

 

Fireworks are set off accompanying music at the first firework show of 2017 at Orange Island. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]

 

Huogongdian, a famous local restaurant, is packed with diners on Jan 28. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]

 

The giant rooster-shaped lantern is a hit with visitors at the lantern fair held at Xunlong River Town, Changsha county. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]

 

A woman holding a baby peers from a carriage window as her train departs from her hometown after the Spring Festival holiday. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]

 

A pair of fishermen test the waters in their boat shrouded in the morning mist. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]

 

Source: Changsha Evening News