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Vivid tiger paintings greet Year of Tiger

2009-12-11 02:18:04 GMT2009-12-11 10:18:04 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A middle school student draws a tiger painting in a studio in Wanggongzhuang Village of Minquan County, central China's Henan Province, Dec. 10, 2009 .(Xinhua/Wang Song)

A painter draws a painting of a hundred of tigers in a studio in Wanggongzhuang Village of Minquan County, central China's Henan Province, Dec. 10, 2009.(Xinhua/Wang Song)

A farmer tidies the craftworks for sale in Wanggongzhuang Village of Minquan County, central China's Henan Province, Dec. 10, 2009.(Xinhua/Wang Song)

Some students draw tiger paintings in a studio in Wanggongzhuang Village of Minquan County, central China's Henan Province, Dec. 10, 2009.(Xinhua/Wang Song)

In Wanggongzhuang Village, over 700 painters create more than 60,000 tiger paintings every year, with an output value of 25 million RMB (about 3.7 million US dollars). The limners are expediting the work for more tiger paintings to meet the demand of the market, as the next year will be the year of tiger on Chinese calendar.

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