Iraqi troops returned with Muppet booty in 1990 invasion

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Tapes of Sesame Street episodes along with a Muppet camel were stolen by Iraq’s Republican Guard troops during their 1990 invasion of Kuwait, Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary Knell tells CNN.com’s World website. “To this day, they’ve never been recovered,” Knell added. “That’s how much the show is loved there.” Children in some 120 countries watch versions of the show, and the Workshop hopes to add to that number with localized programming in other conflict areas such as Pakistan, according to the site. Meanwhile, in Denmark …