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Actor Jason Momoa holds the hands of his children, Nakoa-Wolf Momoa, left, and Lola Momoa, right, as he is welcomed with a hula while visiting elders and Native Hawaiian protesters blocking the construction of a giant telescope on Hawaii's tallest mountain, at Mauna Kea Access Road in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

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Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson watches a kahiko performance during a visit to the protest site blocking the construction of the TMT telescope at the base of Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island.

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Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson walks on Mauna Kea Access Road during a visit to the protest site against the TMT telescope at the base of Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island.

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This photo provided by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) shows people who are against the construction of a Hawaii telescope continuing to block the roadway to the top of Mauna Kea, a mountain considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians, as the protest entered its fourth day. The action Thursday comes a day after 33 people were arrested, many of them elderly. Activists have fought the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope in courts and on the streets for years, but the latest protest could be their final stand as they run out of legal options.

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