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Apple pie, baseball, and the flag grouped together are a cliché of American cultural icons

A cultural icon is an artifact that is recognised by members of a culture or sub-culture as representing some aspect of cultural identity. Cultural icons vary widely, and may be visual, audio, an object, a person or group of people, etc.

In the media, many items of popular culture have been called "iconic" despite their lack of durability. Some commentators believe that the word is overused or misused.<ref>Heard about the famous icon? We have - far too often, The Independent (London), January 27, 2007</ref>


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