The decade wait is over for “Star Wars” fans with the opening of the seventh film “The Force Awakens” this week. Some diehard movie fans camped out for over a week in Hollywood for the chance again to see droids, Imperial Stormtroopers , Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker. “May the Force be with you” all. (Read more.)

Members of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus dance in front of a bar in the French Quarter, Dec. 17 in New Orleans. The group, a Mardi Gras parade club, is celebrating the premiere of the latest “Star Wars” movie with costumes, a brass band and a parade through the French Quarter.

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