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Thursday, February 25, 2016, 16:04

Alone again


With China undergoing massive urbanization, more working-age villagers are migrating to cities, leaving behind elders and children. Most of them get to see their families only during the 15-day Spring Festival holiday when they return to their villages.

We take a look at family reunions and heartbreaking separations in villages of North China's Shanxi province.

Alone again

Photos above show Dong Zhihui (front, right) watching TV with his family at his home in Pingding county, North China's Shanxi province, Feb 22, 2016. Photo below shows Dong sitting only with his wife and seven-year-old grandson after other family members go back to cities for work, Feb 24, 2016. ( Photo / Xinhua)

Alone again

Dong Jianguo (center) looks as his seven-year-old son weeps in his father's arms at Xiadongzhai village, Pingding county, North China's Shanxi province, Feb 24, 2016. The little boy couldn't help crying after knowing his father will leave home for work. (Photo / Xinhua)

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