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The image above is from the book "Star Wars: The Force Awakens visual dictionary" and shows two First Order Stormtroopers inside the Millenium Falcon. The image is included under the section "Snowtroopers."
The description for the image reads" Snowtroopers come in from the cold to examine the interior of the Millennium Falcon after it trespasses into First Order territory." As for all of us that have seen the movie, we know that this scene is never shown. Nonetheless, it was included in the book. Slashfilm reported that in the scene, Kylo Ren (A.K.A. Ben Solo) boards the Falcon along with the Snowtroopers and has an emotional moment when he enters the cockpit.
It probably has something to do with this image below (that appeared in a Vanity Fair issue months ago) in which we can see Kylo Ren accompanied by two Snowtroopers that wasn't included in the final cut either. It is safe to assume that this also happens at the Starkiller base.
The image also makes as think of the time the Millennium Falcon landed in the Death Star hangar and got inspected by Imperial Stormtroopers. With the difference being that on that occasion, Han and company where on board the Falcon, while in this movie they are all out trying to infiltrate the base, deactivate the shields and rescue Rey.
It would have been interesting to see Snowtroopers in action. But it probably wouldn't have made much sense since our heroes are supposed to arrive to the Starkiller base undetected, at least until the moment they deactivate the base's shields.
You can find the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary at Amazon.