Looted Hussein Plates Are Removed From the Restaurant

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Remember that Saddam Hussein tabletop everybody was talking about over at Park Avenue Autumn? Well, they've been reclaimed by federal marshals, rushed to Washington, and handed over to the staff of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, who was in town to meet with President Obama. It was creepy fun while it lasted. [ArtsBeat/NYT]