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Think your commute is bad? Some Beijing workers spend six hours a day getting to work

Beijing commuters spend hours on end each day commuting to and from work. Image: REUTERS/Jason Lee

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A ring road is congested with traffic in Beijing, China, November 18, 2015. Beijing, home to more than 21 million residents, is in the midst of launching itself into a mega-city where 110 million will live, served by new links to the port city of Tianjin and neighbouring Hebei province. Increased traffic has proven a hurdle for Beijing's commuters, while the rising cost of living has pushed many residents farther and farther to the outskirts of Beijing - and beyond. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon  PICTURE 28 OF 36 - SEARCH
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