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The real-life planets you may have seen in a 'Star Wars' film

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there was a breathtaking diversity of planets. From the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, rebel ships and Imperial cruisers, we've seen a colorful variety of them come into view. Harsh deserts baked by twin suns, craggy caverns, lush forests, water worlds, mineral-coated surfaces, inhospitable ice, inhabited moons and even lava worlds have greeted our gaze.

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Opinion: A half-hearted cheer for Jeff Flake

Over the last two years, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake has been the craggy, hapless, equivocating face of Never Trump Republicans. He has repeatedly declared that "There are times when you have to stand up and say, 'I'm sorry, this is wrong,'" Yet when it comes to actually taking action to rein in President Donald Trump -- by, for example, demanding that the Senate pass resolutions to protect the Mueller investigation -- Flake has done nothing.

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Istria

Truffle aficionados aren’t the only ones who will appreciate this food lover’s paradise in northern Croatia. Ancient hill towns, craggy shorelines and a rich history are only a few of the peninsula’s other attractions.

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The Grand Canyon of the Arctic Circle

Approaching Disko Island by boat feels like heading toward Skull Island in search of the great ape, King Kong. A prehistoric land looms as the sea succumbs to unforgiving terrain -- craggy, jagged and mountainous.

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Bringing life to ancient mummies

Many years ago, photographer Lorry Salcedo embarked on a daunting mission, one that led him through nearly the entire craggy coast of his native country and involved models considerably older than most: Peru's mummies.

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ISIS puts thousands in chokehold

The Sinjar Mountains rise suddenly from the endless desert of northern Iraq, a ridge of craggy rock some 50 kilometers (30 miles) long, running east to west. Barren and windswept, some 1,400 meters (4,600 feet) high, they make a forbidding sight. But for centuries, they have been the refuge of the desperate and a place of mystical importance.

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Renzi struggling to rein in Italy's big-spending state

ROME (Reuters) - Carlo Cottarelli left a high-level job at the International Monetary Fund last year to help the Italian government cut high public spending. Nine months on, the craggy 59-year-old economist and newly minted "spending commissioner" has made little headway.

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