Dust on the sensor of a new camera?

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Dust on the sensor of a new camera?

Is it natural to have dust on the sensor, even for a new camera? I observed some dark spots in some photos, like the one below, and my camera is hardly a few weeks old. I noticed some of these spots even before I ever unmounted the kit lens, which makes me wonder if it is okay to have dust on the sensor right out of the box.

Signs of dust on the sensor (top left, bottom left)

How to go about cleaning the camera sensor, and should I bother right away? I'd be happy to hear suggestions on cleaning kits that you'd recommend.

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