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United States of Apple: Is It a Cult? (Photos)
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Apple didn't become a $380 billion dollar company overnight.

With the launch of the new iPhone 4s, we take a look at Apple's most, um, adoring fans.

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivers the keynote address at the 2004 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. June 28, 2004.

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Apple employees line the stairs as they welcome customers during the opening of the first Apple retail store in Hong Kong. Sept. 24, 2011.

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A person with an iPad takes a photograph of a large flag as demonstrators with 'Occupy Wall Street' occupy Zuccotti Park in New York. Sept. 30, 2011.

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Medvedev's Girls, members of an Internet community supporting Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev, hold an iPhone 4 during their staged action marking Medvedev's 46th birthday just outside the Moscow's Red Square. Sept. 14, 2011.

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In this photo illustration, the Abbey 3D App is displayed on an iPad device inside Westminster Abbey in London, England. April 13, 2011.

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The flagship Apple Store on Fifth Avenue is seen on the morning the new iPhone 4 went on sale in New York City. June 24, 2010. People waited outside of stores overnight to be first in line when doors opened at 7 a.m. in New York.

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A customer is welcomed to the Apple store on Regent Street after queueing for the iPad 2 in London, England. May 28, 2010.

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The Apple store opening in Milan, Italy. July 2, 2011.

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Apple customer Han Ziwen shouts holding his ipads outside Apple's flagship store in Beijing after queuing for 60 hours to be one of the first to officially buy an iPad in China. September 17, 2010.

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Participants dressed up to represent Foxconn workers take part in a protest against Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn, which manufactures Apple products in mainland China, outside an Apple retail outlet in Hong Kong. May 7, 2011.

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Apple staff wait for the official opening of an Apple Store in Sydney, Australia. June 19, 2008.

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Apple customers walk across a translucent floor during the official opening of an Apple Store in Sydney, Australia. June 19, 2008.

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Customers buy the iPad 2 at the opening of the Apple's store in the historic Opera district of Paris. March 25, 2011.

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A man jokes with Lyle Haney as he wears an iPad costume while waiting in line to purchase the new iPad at an Apple store in San Francisco, California. April 3, 2010.

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A model photographs hersef on her Iphone backstage ahead of the In Review Show 5 as part of the inaugural Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival 2008 at Martin Place in Sydney, Australia. Aug. 17, 2008.

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Customers wait in a line for Apple iPhone 3Gs during the Apple iPhone 3Gs launching ceremony at the Olympic stadium in Seoul, South Korea. Nov. 28, 2009.

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A Chinese man answers the mobile phone in the rooftop of the Sanlitun Apple Store in Beijing, China. May 12, 2011.

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Apple customers queue up in the rain outside Apple's flagship store in Beijing to officially buy an iPad in China. Sept. 17, 2010.

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People queue outside the Bologna Apple store before its opening at Via Rizzoli in Bologna, Italy. Sept. 17, 2011.

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Customers waiting on line watch as a man purchases the new Apple iPhone in a midtown AT&T store after it was released in New York City. June 29, 2007.

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