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Festive Occasion Brings Joy to People

The photo shows that shoppers select the China Knots, which represent different kinds of good wishes, along Shanghai's Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall, to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year which begins on February 12 as the Year of the Horse.

Shops across China are gearing up for the Lunar New Year. People are pouring out to buy presents, decoration material, food and clothing.

While transportation department, railroad in particular, is nervously waiting for the onslaught of swarms of travelers who take their days off around the New Year to rush back home for a family reunion from all parts of the country.

(eastday.com February 1, 2002)

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