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Sesame Street’s Big Bird charactor (L) joins the staff of Sesame Workshop for a photograph after a temporary street sign was unveiled November 9, 2009 at West 64th Street and Broadway in New York on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the broadcast of the children’s television show. The sign is across the street from Sesame Workshop’s corporate headquarters which will launch the 40th season of Sesame Street on PBS on November 10. AFP PHOTO/Stan Honda (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)