Harry Potter fan club members attend the premiere of the 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,' at Karo Film Varshavsky Express Cinema. Ruslan Shamukov/ITAR-TASS/Newscom
Actors James (2nd l.) and Oliver Phelps, who play the Weasley twins in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,' receive flowers from fans at a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan, on Nov. 16. Nicky Loh/Reuters
Kelsey Shore (r.) depicting Bellatrix Lestrange, a villain from the Harry Potter series, fends off an attack by her friends (from l.) Hannah Martin, Ashley Grisham, Maureen Abernathy, and Rebecca Dowdy, all members of James Madison University's theater program, as they and about 50 other dedicated fans waited in clusters outside Regal Cinema 14 on University Boulevard in Harrisonburg, Va., before the midnight premiere, on Nov. 18, of the seventh film, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.' Traci White/Daily News-Record/AP
Harry Potter fan club members attend the premiere of the film 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,' at Karo Film Varshavsky Express Cinema. Ruslan Shamukov/ ITAR-TASS/Newscom
A Mexican dressed as Voldemort, a character in the Harry Potter books and movies, gathers with other fans in front of Bellas Artes Palace to promote the launch of the 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1' movie on Nov. 18 in Mexico City, Oct. 30. Eliana Aponte/Reuters
Ally Martin (l.) and Mackenzie Fitch pose for a photo with some of their 'Harry Potter' items in Olcott, N.Y., on Nov. 16. David Duprey/AP
In this photo taken Oct. 8, Ashley Demma, a senior English literature major at the University of Chicago, is seen on campus. Demma, a Harry Potter fan from New Lenox, Ill., is writing her senior thesis about World War II themes found in the last book in the series, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.' Richard A. Chapman/Chicago Sun-Times/AP
Actor Ralph Fiennes (r.) poses for the photographers as he attends the world premiere of his latest film 'Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows,' at a cinema in central London on Nov. 11. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP
Oliver Phelps, signs for fans after arriving in an airport to promote the new film 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1' Nov. 15, in Taipei, Taiwan. ChinaFotoPress/Newscom
Fans World Premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1' held at the Odeon Leicester Square, in London, England, on Nov. 11. WENN.com/DDAA/ZOB/Newscom
Many Harry Potter fans with umbrellas crowd together in front of Empire-Cinema in London on Nov. 11. They are waiting for the arrival of cast and guests of the movie premiere 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.' Kerstin Schumacher/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom
Greece is rolling out the red carpet for Chinese investors as a means of stabilizing its shaky economy.
Nikolia Apostolou, Correspondent /
May 21, 2013
Officials in Brussels and Washington may view China’s global shopping spree with alarm, as the Asian power house continues to buy up companies, sovereign debt, ports, and bridges around the world. But the Greeks are already dusting off the red carpet.