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Last Updated: Saturday July 21 2007 08:16 GMT

In pictures: Harry Potter book 7 goes on sale!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on sale in London

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has gone on sale around the world. This girl was the first to buy it in London.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on sale in China

This little boy had to wait for his dad to buy his copy of Deathly Hallows in Beijing, China.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on sale in Jakarta

In Jakarta, Indonesia, this girl found a spot away from all the crowds to get stuck into Harry's latest adventure.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on sale in Singapore

And these boys in Singapore were also anxious to get stuck into the book, barely making it out of the shop.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on sale in Germany

In Germany a special reading event, called Mugglefest, was put on by the members of the German Harry Potter fan club.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on sale in Germany

A little earlier in the evening the final Harry Potter book went on sale down the road in Berlin.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on sale in Australia

In Sydney there was a special train to take fans to a secret location to get their hands on the book.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on sale in Hong Kong

This boy in Hong Kong dressed up for the occasion. You can hardly see his book because he's holding it so tight.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on sale in Vietnam

Things didn't look too organised in Vietnam. Not so much a queue as a rugby scrum to get the book.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on sale in Tel Aviv

The book went on sale at the same moment all around the world. In Tel Aviv in Israel people bought it at 2am.