Harry Potter Casts Final Spell at World Premiere

Harry Potter's saga is ending, but his magic spell remains for millions of fans.

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It's the end! The final film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" premiered in London on Thursday, and the cast was understandably emotional as they said goodbye to the series after working on it together for 10 years. Click to see more from the magical premiere.
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Early reviews say that "Deathly Hallows, Part 2" delivers on every level. But will the film serve as a satisfying conclusion for the droves of fans who've grown up loving Harry, Hermione and Ron?
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While Rowling says she won't write another "Potter" book, she does plan to publish again. "...this is in some sense for me a beginning as well as an end," the writer said.
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The premiere marks the end of an era that began when the then-unknown Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" in 1997. The book transformed into a global phenomenon, with the series selling 450 million copies around the world.
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Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the series, said he felt "a little bit lost" without the movies in his life.
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Harry Potter's saga is ending, but his magic spell remains. Thousands of fans from around the world massed in London Thursday to catch a glimpse of the trio: Ron, Hermione and Harry.
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For those who still haven't had enough of the hit series, writer J.K. Rowling has revealed "Pottermore," which promises to be a "unique online reading experience." Fans can check out the website on July 31st for a chance to enter Pottermore early.
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''I'll just miss being Hermione and getting to live her life,'' Emma Watson told Reuters while strolling the red carpet in a champagne-colored gown.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"It's our childhood — we made friends because of Harry Potter," said Luis Guilherme, a 22-year-old graduate student from Sao Paolo, Brazil to AP. "I don't know how my life would be without it." Harry Potter fans lined Trafalgar Square in London ahead of the World Premiere.
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Unfortunately, nobody could do a thing about the London rain. "Every single time it's like this," said Zoey Lewis, 18, "some people say the Death Eaters (Voldemort's followers) make it rain." Harry Potter fans clutched their books to be signed in Trafalgar Square.
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British actor Rupert Grint arrives in Trafalgar Square.
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Fans were dressed to the nines in anticipation of the premiere.
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Actress Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood in the series, dressed in a sweet short white number.
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Emma Watson looked stunning in a champagne colored gown at the premiere.
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Actor Daniel Radcliffe, writer J.K. Rowling, actress Emma Watson and actor Rupert Grint attend the "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2" world premiere at Trafalgar Square.
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Emma Watson couldn't resist signing a few lucky fans' books during the premiere.
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The actors were understandably emotional during the world premiere — they've been working together for so long, about 10 years! Will they be able to distinguish themselves from the roles that have defined their lives since childhood?
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J.K. Rowling and Emma Watson shared a tearful hug at the the world premiere.
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While the final "Potter" film is just hitting theaters, actors Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson have already started work on new roles. Radcliffe is spending his days in New York on Broadway, performing in the show, "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying," while Watson has been cast in the upcoming film "My Week with Marilyn" as Lucy.
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''In terms of quality this is the best film we've ever made, so I'm thrilled that we're going out on this positive note," said Daniel Radcliffe in a news conference.
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