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Life in the slow lane: China's traffic jams

Holidays and free road tolls lead to bumper-to-bumper epic jams.

AFTER YOU SEE these pictures, you might never complain about traffic ever again.

It’s “Golden Week” in China (meaning there are a bunch of holidays, prompting basically a week-long holiday), and the government has suspended road tolls, so naturally the traffic is simply epic.

Reports from Xinhua indicate that 85 million Chinese – 13 per cent more than last year – hit the road.

Bill Bishop points us to Tea Leaf Nation, which has found some really wild traffic jam photos, mostly from the social network Weibo.

The sheer number of people who just got out of their car and decided to engage in some roadside recreation speaks to the total lack of movement on these roads.

Life in the slow lane: China's traffic jams
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  • China's traffic jams

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  • China's traffic jams

    Image: Tea Leaf Nation
  • China's traffic jams

    Image: Tea Leaf Nation
  • China's traffic jams

    Image: Tea Leaf Nation
  • China's traffic jams

    Image: Tea Leaf Nation
  • China's traffic jams

    Image: News.163.com
  • China's traffic jams

    Image: News.163.com
  • China's traffic jams

    Image: news.163.com
  • China's traffic jams

    Image: news.163.com
  • China's traffic jams

    Image: news.163.com

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