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Chinese commuters line up for a security check at a subway station on Thursday in Beijing. Authorities in China have increased security in public locations after an attack left 31 dead in the restive Xinjiang province last week
Passengers walk at a square of Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China
A man walks along an empty platform at Gare de Lyon in Paris, France, during an SNCF national railways strike that ends Friday morning
A child looks out from a train window before leaving Hefei railway station in Anhui, a province in north China. The peak summer travel period starts on Monday, with railway systems serving an increasing number of passengers including students and tourists
The Russian Soyuz space capsule lands 150kms southeast of the town of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan, on Tuesday. The Soyuz capsule landed safely, carrying Chris Hadfield, a Canadian commander, Tom Marshburn a US flight engineer, and Roman Romanenko of Russia, after five months in orbit aboard the International Space Station.