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In pictures: Batman premiere

Batman premiere

The Batmobile was one of the stars at the European premiere of the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight, in London's West End.

Batman premiere

British actor Christian Bale returns in the lead role following his part in the superhero's previous outing, Batman Begins.

Batman premiere

Bale was joined by acting legend Sir Michael Caine who plays Alfred, faithful butler of Batman's alter ego Bruce Wayne.

Batman premiere

Fans such as this Joker and Batman made an effort to get noticed at the premiere in Leicester Square.

Batman premiere

American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal drew admiring glances in this black, backless number. She plays Rachel Dawes in the film.

Batman premiere

Bale took time out to sign autographs for fans massed behind the barriers. The film's popularity has seen it take a North American record $155.3m (77.7m) in its opening weekend.

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