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Go far, far away.

Source: C-3PO interfaces with a human ranger in Death Valley National Park circa 1977. 

A Tusken raider and his bantha meander through Death Valley

R2-D2 and C-3PO hike through Desolation Canyon.

Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park

California

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