Cultural icon

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A cultural icon is an artifact that is identified by members of a culture as representative of that culture.wikipedia
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Popular culture

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In the media, many items and persons of popular culture have been called "iconic" despite their lack of durability, and the term "pop icon" is often now used synonymously.
The most common pop-culture categories are: entertainment (such as movies, music, television and video games), sports, news (as in people/places in the news), politics, fashion, technology, and slang.

National symbol

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A web-based survey was set up in 2006 allowing the public to nominate their ideas for national icons of England, and the results reflect the range of different types of icons associated with an English view of English culture.
National symbols intend to unite people by creating visual, verbal, or iconic representations of the national people, values, goals, or history.These symbols are often rallied around as part of celebrations of patriotism or aspiring nationalism (such as independence, autonomy or separation movements) and are designed to be inclusive and representative of all the people of the national community.

Pop icon

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In the media, many items and persons of popular culture have been called "iconic" despite their lack of durability, and the term "pop icon" is often now used synonymously.

List of cultural icons of England

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This list of cultural icons of England is a list of people and things from any period which are independently considered to be cultural icons characteristic of England.

List of cultural icons of France

This List of cultural icons of France is a list of links to cultural icons of France.

List of cultural icons of Italy

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The List of cultural icons of Italy is a list of links to potential cultural icons of Italy.

List of cultural icons of the Netherlands

The List of cultural icons of the Netherlands is a list of links to potential cultural icons of the Netherlands.

List of cultural icons of Scotland

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This List of cultural icons of Scotland is a list of objects, topics or people identified as cultural icons of Scotland.

List of cultural icons of Spain

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This List of cultural icons of Spain is a list of links to potential cultural icons of Spain.

List of cultural icons of Wales

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The List of cultural icons of Wales is a list of links to known cultural icons of Wales.

Cultural artifact

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A cultural icon is an artifact that is identified by members of a culture as representative of that culture.

Mass media

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In the media, many items and persons of popular culture have been called "iconic" despite their lack of durability, and the term "pop icon" is often now used synonymously.

Apple pie

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Thus an apple pie is a cultural icon of the United States', but its significance varies among Americans.

United States

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Thus an apple pie is a cultural icon of the United States', but its significance varies among Americans.

Flag of the United States

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National icons can become targets for those opposing or criticising a regime, for example, crowds destroying statues of Lenin in Eastern Europe after the fall of communism or burning the American flag to protest US actions abroad.

Icon

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Religious icons can also become cultural icons in societies where religion and culture are deeply entwined, such as representations of the Madonna in societies with a strong Catholic tradition.

Big Ben

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