Derby #133: The Chinese Zodiac

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According to the traditional Chinese calendar, February 14 marks the beginning of the year 4707. According to sheng xiao - the so-called Chinese Zodiac - it also begins the Year of the Tiger. In honor of this most auspicious portent, this week we want you to use any or all of the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac, and only those animals: no other animals, no humans, no other animate characters of any kind. You don't have to relate your design to the Chinese Zodiac at all, but we'd get a kick out of it if you did (and, we hope, so would the voters). Consult that Wikipedia link, or the nearest Chinese restaurant placemat, and get to it.

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No text, including Chinese characters.

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