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The red ribbon, a symbol of awareness and support for those living with HIV/AIDS. (National AIDS Trust)

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Président's logo comprises the brand name surmounted by the heraldic coats of arms of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Normandy and Brittany, garlanded by a laurel wreath, symbol of distinguished achievement. (Click through for further information)

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Italian car-manufacturer's Maserati's trident badge; inspired by the trident attribute held by the Roman god Neptune, as portrayed in Bologna, Italy's, Fontana di Nettuno/Fountain of Neptune, by Giambologna, c.1567; Maserati was founded in Bologna.

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The Alfa Romeo logo; click through to learn more about its Milan-related symbolism. (The News Wheel)

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The logo of the Bank of England' this portrays Britannia with a mound of coins next to her, holding a sprig, symbolising growth.

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The Montblanc logo represents the snow-covered peak of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain, ‘symbolising the brand’s commitment to the highest quality and finest European craftsmanship’.

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Canon. This Japanese company takes its name from the bodhisattva Guanyin ('Kannon' in Japanese). Originally, 'Kwanon' (and later 'Canon', to appeal to the global market) referred to a particular line of cameras; in 1947 the company itself was renamed.

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The Amnesty logo 'of a candle wrapped in barbed wire was inspired by the ancient Chinese proverb: “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness”, reflecting [founder] Peter Benenson’s hope that its work would shine a light in the darkest of places where human rights abuses go unpunished'. (Amnesty International)

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