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Items Linked to Bin Laden Raid on Display at 9/11 Museum

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FILE - Artifacts are seen inside the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York May 14, 2014.

FILE - Artifacts are seen inside the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York May 14, 2014.

The September 11 Museum in New York has unveiled some items related to the successful 2011 raid against Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

A new exhibit that opened Sunday includes a shirt worn by one of the U.S. Navy SEALs who took part in the raid, a brick from the compound where bin Laden died and a commemorative coin donated by a CIA operative who relentlessly pursued the al-Qaida leader.

In this Sept. 5, 2014, photo provided by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a brick from the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden was captured and killed, is shown at the museum in New York.

In this Sept. 5, 2014, photo provided by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a brick from the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden was captured and killed, is shown at the museum in New York.


Museum officials said the uniform shirt with an American flag patch on the right shoulder belonged to a now-retired member of SEAL Team Six.

The coin bears the date of the raid on one side and a red "X'' on the other. It was owned by the CIA officer known as "Maya'' who formed the basis for the main character in the Oscar-winning 2012 movie Zero Dark Thirty. The coin was minted to commemorate the conclusion of the manhunt for the world's most wanted terrorist.

The museum is keeping both donors' identities secret.

The 9/11 museum has attracted about 900,000 visitors since it opened in May.

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