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  Harry Potter celebrates his fifth birthday!
Updated 26 June 2002, 08.06

The wannabe wizard first hit bookshelves five years ago, and ever since has taken the world by storm.

His battles against the dark arts have been translated into languages like Greenlandic, Low German and Macedonian and he's become a hero in some unexpected places.

As well as big success in the UK and the US, Harry is also a massive star in China!

Screen success

Fact File
Fascinating facts
164m books sold around the world
Potter a hit in 200 countries
Translated into 54 languages

And now as well as appearing in books, Harry has made his debut on the big screen in the first Harry Potter movie, the second most successful film ever.

The second film is due to hit cinemas later this year, and has been tipped to be even better than the first!

And with another three books still to come, Harry is sure to delight kids around the globe for another five years and beyond!

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