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MacBook Pro :: How To Remove Icons From Desktop

So Im a new Mac owner and still trying to figure out how to use this. I installed my MP480 Cannon all-in-one printer and these two icons for an on-screen manual and user registration are on my desktop under my Macintosh HD con. They are on the desktop and not the dock. But when I tried to move them to the trash they erased from my finder menu. How do I remove these icons from my desktop without deleting them in my finder permanently?

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2.93 GHZ, 320 GB @ 7200 rpm

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