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In pictures: Star Wars celebration
George Lucas
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Star Wars director George Lucas braved the rain to greet fans in London's Leicester Square for the UK premiere of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.
Star Wars cast
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He was joined by his cast outside the Odeon cinema - (l-r) Ewan McGregor, Lucas, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, Hayden Christensen and Kenny Baker.
Christopher Lee
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Veteran actor Christopher Lee, who plays Count Dooku, chatted to the film's star Hayden Christensen.
Peter Mayhew
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Peter Mayhew was among the guests at the UK premiere. He returned for the final film to play the wookie Chewbacca.
Stormtroopers outside the Empire cinema
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Earlier in the day, celebrations for the new Star Wars began with a parade of stormtroopers, before dedicated fans settled down for a Star Wars marathon screening.
A lone stormtrooper queues with fellow fanatics
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Those in costume joined plain clothes fanatics to watch all six films.
Fan in costume
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The series inspires a cult following matched by few other films.
Fan in costume
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And fans had come from all over the country to indulge their passion for the saga.
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Some of the costumes were more elaborate than others.

Watch clips from the final Star Wars film


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