Elmo and two Hello Kitty characters pose for photos with a little girl in New York's Times Square, Tuesday, April 9, 2013. A string of arrests in the last few months has brought unwelcome attention to... more 
Elmo and two Hello Kitty characters pose for photos with a little girl in New York's Times Square, Tuesday, April 9, 2013. 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. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Richard Drew
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 5:07 PM EDT