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The 10 million Chinese students sitting one gruelling exam

Updated 0657 GMT (1457 HKT) June 7, 2019
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Students in Dayangshu township in Inner Mongolia on June 5, 2019, as they wait for a "gaokao train." The train operates once a year and takes 450 students from Dayangshu to a town 135 kilometers (84 miles) away where they will sit their college entrance exam. Tao Zhang/Getty Images
Students wait for a "gaokao train" at Dayangshu Station in Inner Mongolia on June 5, 2019. Tao Zhang/Getty Images
Students board a "gaokao train" in Inner Mongolia on June 5, 2019. Tao Zhang/Getty Images
Students study for their college entrance exam on a "gaokao train" in Inner Mongolia on June 5, 2019. Tao Zhang/Getty Images
Parents cheer on their children who are sitting their college entrance exam in Huaibei city, Anhui province, on June 7, 2019. Li Xin/VCG/Getty Images
Chinese students review their textbooks before sitting the college entrance exam in Nanning city, in southern China, on June 7, 2019. Hu yan/Imaginechina/AP
Students enter Nanjing Tin Ka Ping Senior High School, in the eastern city of Nanjing, where they will sit their college entrance exam on June 7, 2019. VCG/Getty Images
High school students in Huizhou, Guangdong province, throw books into the air on June 5, 2019, ahead of their college entrance exam on June 7. Zhou Nan/VCG/Getty Images
High school students in Huizhou shout words of encouragement on June 5, 2019, ahead of the college entrance exam. Zhou Nan/VCG/Getty Images