Fans welcome Japan release of latest Harry Potter book

Fans of the popular "Harry Potter" novels lined up outside bookstores on Wednesday, eager to get their hands on the latest installment in the series as it went on sale in Japan.

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is the sixth and latest installment in British author J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The books have appeared on shelves in some 150 countries and regions and sold a total of more than 300 million copies.

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