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Chicago holiday scenes:  The bronze lions outside the Art Institute of Chicago have been decorated for the holidays with evergreen wreaths. This was the 22nd year the iconic statues have gotten their holiday makeover. (Optional trim: The two bronze lions that flank the Michigan Avenue entrance were made for the Art Institute's opening at its current location on Michigan Ave in 1893 and were a gift from Mrs. Henry Field. The statues have unofficial "names," given to them by their sculptor, Edward Kemeys, that are more like designations. The south lion "stands in an attitude of defiance," while the north lion is "on the prowl.")  (Photo by Jamie Moncrief)