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'Star Wars' joins Instagram and first photo is a Darth Vader selfie

Dec. 2, 2013 at 6:42 PM ET

Get ready for lots of pictures of double sunsets on Tatooine and food shots of whatever it is that Yoda eats — "Star Wars" is now on Instagram.

The popular sci-fi movie franchise set up shop on the photo-sharing site on Monday. On the official "Star Wars" blog, a post simply said, "Follow us. It is useless to resist."

The first "photo" showed Darth Vader taking a selfie. A second image, tagged as a #latergram, was billed as a behind-the-scenes image of Luke Skywalker and Vader in a lightsaber battle.

The site quickly jumped to 24,000 followers. "Star Wars: Episode VII" is due to hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.

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