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The Guardian has waded into the icon debate in the latest edition of its style guide.

This weighty tome features a list of things which have been described by the organ as 'iconic' over a period of a few months.

The extensive list features Bernard Manning's World Famous Embassy Club in Manchester, Capital FM, rum punch, Dutch formalism (in painting), the cut above the eye David Beckham sustained in 2003 after being hit by a flying boot kicked in anger by Alex Ferguson, and Debbie Does Dallas.

Oddly, the list fails to include any of Norman Foster's built work.

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