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"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" premieres in New York

Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson attend the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" at Avery Fisher Hall on Monday, July 11, 2011, in New York. AP

(CBS) Pottermania has hit New York City.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" had its premiere on Monday night, and many of the film's stars were on hand for the event, posing for photos on the red carpet and signing autographs for fans.

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Emma Watson stepped out in a bold Bottega Veneta dress with a linen bustier and draped skirt, finishing the look with dark eye makeup, long earrings and slicked-back hair. Her co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, both dapper in black suits, were also in attendance, along with fellow cast members Matthew Lewis, Alan Rickman and Tom Felton.

Others who appeared on the red carpet included Sarah Jessica Parker (with husband Matthew Broderick and their son James), "Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland, Melissa Joan Hart, Seth Green (with wife Claire Grant, who was sporting a tie with Gryffinfor colors), New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and director Chris Columbus, who helmed the first two "Potter" films.

The event took place at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher hall, with an after-party - complete with a Hogwarts cake created by "Ace of Cakes" star Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes - at the Museum of Natural History.

Fans camped out for days to get a glimpse of the stars as they promote the eighth and final film in the "Potter" franchise. The movie's world premiere took place last week in London's Trafalgar Square, with writer J.K. Rowling also on hand for the debut.

Watch the report from the "Deathly Hallows" red carpet:

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