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Elmo and two Hello Kitty characters pose Tuesday for photos with a little girl in New York’s Times Square. A string of arrests in the last few months has brought unwelcome attention to the growing number of people, mostly poor immigrants, who make a living by donning character outfits, roaming Times Square and charging tourists a few dollars to pose with them in photos.

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Cookie Monster, Elmo get in Times Square trouble

Cookie Monster stands accused of shoving a 2-year-old. Super Mario was charged with groping a woman. And Elmo was booked for berating tourists with anti-Semitic slurs.

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