08/13/2011 01:07 am ET | Updated Oct 12, 2011

10 Symbols That Rule The World (And Their Secret Origins) (PHOTOS)

The world subliminally runs on symbolism.

The cross is the sign of Christiananity, the Star of David represents Judaism and the swastika immediately reminds people of the Nazis.

But these powerful symbols' current meanings are necessarily the ones they had when they were created.

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