I rember my friend looks at the picture of her and boyfriend kissing in time square in New York, she stares at the picture and said 'this is the most iconic thing that ever happen in time square'. I though iconic refers to a symbol . Can anybody explain it to me, as wide as possible.

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  • I would say that the 'icon' is not what happened - it is the photograph that is an icon. – Nigel J Feb 18 '18 at 14:41
  • So is that mean if something is iconic, it is impressive and important and likely to have an influence on others in a particular way – Saya holm Feb 19 '18 at 6:11


V-J Day in Times Square (also V-Day and The Kiss) is a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt that portrays a U.S. Navy sailor grabbing and kissing a stranger—a woman in a white dress—on Victory over Japan Day ("V-J Day") in New York City's Times Square on August 14, 1945. The photograph was published a week later in Life magazine, among many photographs of celebrations around the United States that were presented in a twelve-page section titled "Victory Celebrations".

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