We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 14, 2009

Elmo takes time to hug some children during the morning performance of the Sesame Workshop’s Talk, Listen, Connect initiative show in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Oct. 2. The Sesame Street characters address the topic of deployment and discuss healthy ways that military children can deal with them. More than 1,650 children, parents and teachers attended the two performances. (Photo by Brittany Carlson via army.mil.)


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