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USA TODAY - Director J.J. Abrams may be notorious for keeping a tight lid on his movie sets, but that didn't stop a whopping photos from leaking from the set of his highly incredibly insanely anticipated new Star Wars movie.

TMZ has posted a gallery from the film's shoot in Abu Dhabi, which many have speculated is serving as the desert-planet Tatooine.

The photos don't show any of the main cast, but they do seem to indicate that Abrams is shying away from the CGI that dominated the mediocre prequels and going instead for practical effects. That giant warthog/rhinoceros thing certainly isn't computer-generated.

So everything we know about Episode VII is that people are in it, they're filming in the desert, and there's a big giant thing. That's better than nothing. We're just glad this guy wasn't in any of the photos.

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