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From Neda's Portrait to Phoenix Tattoos

By: Andrew Robichaud - Published: Jun 24, 2009
Neda Agha Soltani’s death during a protest in Iran has sparked a social networking explosion. Her picture is everywhere and the video (for some reason) is still posted online.

Neda has become a symbol for mindless violence and terror in many countries (especially Iran). Her name and face will not be forgotten anytime soon and we can only hope this tragedy can enact some change.

Featured here are 20 symbolic innovations that encompass messages from natural symbols, to the Olympic torches, to even symbolic stationary.