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The world's longest high-speed rail route linking Beijing and Guangzhou started operation on Wednesday.

Running at an average speed of 300 kilometers per hour, the 2,298-kilometer new route will cut the travel time between Beijing and Guangzhou from more than 20 hours to around eight.



Passengers sit in high-speed train G502 at the Changsha South Railway Station in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Dec. 26, 2012. The Changsha South Railway Station is one of the stops of the 2,298-kilometer Beijing-Guangzhou High-speed Railway, the world's longest, which was put into operation on Wednesday(Xinhu/Li Ga)

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High-speed train G502 leaves the Changsha South Railway Station in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Dec. 26, 2012. The Changsha South Railway Station is one of the stops of the 2,298-kilometer Beijing-Guangzhou High-speed Railway, the world's longest, which was put into operation on Wednesday. (Xinhu/Li Ga)

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A stewardess wait to serve passengers in high-speed train G502 at the Changsha South Railway Station in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Dec. 26, 2012. The Changsha South Railway Station is one of the stops of the 2,298-kilometer Beijing-Guangzhou High-speed Railway, the world's longest, which was put into operation on Wednesday. (Xinhu/Li Ga)

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Passengers prepare to board bullet train G801 to leave for Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, at the Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 26, 2012. (Xinhua/Wang Shen)

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A passenger uses his mobile phone to take a group photo with a stewardess before boarding bullet train G801 to leave for Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, at the Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 26, 2012. (Xinhua/Wang Shen)

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A driver operates bullet train G801 to leave for Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, from the Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 26, 2012.(Xinhua/Wang Shen)

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High-speed train G90 leaves Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, for Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 26, 2012. Zhengzhou is one of the 35 stops of the 2,298-kilometer Beijing-Guangzhou High-speed Railway, the world's longest, which was put into operation on Wednesday. (Xinhu/Zhu Xiang)

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