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Saga of the WTC cross

Updated 8:38 AM ET, Wed September 11, 2013
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The World Trade Center cross is on display at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York. The cross, formed by two steel beams, was found in the rubble after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The group American Atheists opposes the cross and has sued to have it removed. A judge ruled against the group. Mary Altaffer/AP
Father Brian Jordan prepares to conduct a blessing of the cross before it was moved into its permanent home in the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City on July 23, 2011. Getty Images
Jordan blesses the cross before it is lowered into the museum at the World Trade Center site on July 23. Getty Images
Construction workers watch as the cross is lowered by crane into a subterranean section of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum on July 23, 2011.
Pedestrians walk by the cross where it was mounted on Church Street in Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2008. Getty Images
New York City firefighters and construction workers surround the steel cross at Ground Zero during a prayer service held at 8:46 am to commemorate the sixth-month anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on March 11, 2002 in New York City. AFP/Getty Images
The cross is transported to St. Peter's Church in New York City on October 5, 2006. Getty Images
Jordan, second from left, blesses the cross on October 4, 2001. AFP/Getty Images
This image released by the U.S. Customs Service shows the cross as it was found amid the World Trade Center rubble days after the attacks. AFP/Getty Images