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Sesame Street Unveils “Zari,” the First Afghan Girl Muppet

This past week, the Sesame Street franchise unveiled its latest character, an adorable pink muppet named Zari.  As you may have noticed, she’s sporting a hijab! The new kid on the block is slated to make her small-screen debut on Baghch-e-Simsim (“Sesame Garden”).  This is Afghanistan’s locally produced answer to Sesame Street. Though her debut may be small-screen, Zari is…