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Before Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Tour Its Real-Life Film Locations

The Star Wars franchise has an active global following, which became increasingly apparent during filming for J.J. Abrams's anticipated addition to the series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, last year. Despite setting up in exotic locales, including a remote Irish island and the center of an empty Arabian deserts, and attempting to stay off the media radar, the crew still became an object of fascination across the globe. One Irish designer, excited the crew was shooting on a picturesque island off of Ireland's west coast, even created a T-shirt to commemorate the isle's cinematic cameo. While the plot of the film, and the significance of these filming locations, has been kept relatively secret in anticipation of the premier next weekend, between trailers and early reports, it's possible to put together a tour of some of the new sites in the Star Wars universe.

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