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Stone Lions
All over the world, wherever you find Chinese people, you will find a pair of lion statues protecting the entrance to a house or temple.  Here are a pair from a building in a Taoist temple in South China:

The lions are busy preventing the entry of evil in line with Taoist principles.

yang/male lion           and        yin/female lion



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