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Comic-Con 2011

Superman, warrior princesses, sharks and aliens gather in San Diego to celebrate movies, comics and more.

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Comic-Con 2011

Members of the audience wear 3D masks in the image of Edgar Allen Poe during the panel for the movie, "TWIXT," at Comic Con Saturday, July 23, 2011, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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Yee-haw!

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: Executive producer Steven Spielberg attends the Premiere of Universal Pictures "Cowboys & Aliens" during Comic-Con 2011 at San Diego Civic Theatre on July 23, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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'Total Recall'

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Actors Kate Beckinsale and Colin Farrell speak at At The Drive-In Panel during Comic-Con 2011 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Why so serious?

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: Jason Figler of Castle Rock, CO poses during Comic-Con 2011 on July 23, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Does whatever a spider can

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Actor Andrew Garfield speaks at "The Amazing Spider-Man" Panel during Comic-Con 2011 at San Diego Convetion Center on July 22, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Who's the fairest of them all?

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: Actors Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart speak at the "Snow White and the Huntsmen" Panel Discussion during Comic-Con 2011 on July 23, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Rainbow coalition

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Guests attend Day 2 of Comic-Con 2011 on July 22, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Comic-Con

Convention attendees in costume stand on a pedestrian bridge as they leave the convention center following the opening day the pop culture convention Comic Con in San Diego, California July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
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Bloody good

Jill Pantozzi, portrays the character Daenerys Targaryen from "The Game of Thrones", as she pretends to eat a horse heart at the Comic-Con International 2011 convention held in San Diego Friday, July 22, 2011. The annual comic book and popular arts convention attracts over 100,000 people and runs through Sunday. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
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Blonde ambition

Actor Emilia Clarke who portrays Daenerys Targaryen on the Emmy nominated HBO series "The Game of Thrones" is shown during a panel at Comic-Con International 2011 in San Diego Thursday, July 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
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All dressed up

Comic Con attendees arrive in costume at the pop culture event in San Diego, California July 22, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY PROFILE)
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America the beautiful

Actor Chris Evans, from "Captain America", poses for a portrait at the LMT Music Lodge during Comic Con in San Diego, Thursday, July 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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Having a blast

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: Guests attend Day 1 at Comic-Con 2011 on July 21, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
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Just in time

Cast member Justin Timberlake poses for a picture to promote his upcoming motion picture "In Time" at Comic Con in San Diego, California July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
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A Lannister always greets his fans

Actor Peter Dinklage gestures to the crowd as he arrives for a panel for the Emmy nominated HBO show "The Game of Thrones" at the Comic-Con International 2011 convention held in San Diego Thursday, July 21, 2011. Dinklage, who portrays Tyrion Lannister, was also nominated for an Emmy for best supporting actor. The annual comic book and popular arts convention attracts over 100,000 people and runs through Sunday. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
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The Dark Passenger arrives

Actor Michael C. Hall, from the Showtime series "Dexter", poses for a portrait at the LMT Music Lodge during Comic Con in San Diego, Thursday, July 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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Together again

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: (L-R) Actors Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson speak at "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1" Panel during Comic-Con 2011 on July 21, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Surprise!

Actress Ashley Greene, left, and actress Nikki Reed surprise fans by making an early morning appearance at Comic Con in San Diego, Calif., on Thursday, July 21, 2011. Cast members of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" signed autographs and met fans waiting in line to enter the San Diego Convention Center.(AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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Wicked

Attendees in costume walk the convention floor at Comic Con in San Diego, California July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
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Big as life

epa02834222 Fans take in the attractions of the Comic Con's preview night in San Diego, California, USA, 20 July 2011. Comic Con is billed as the largest comic book convention in the world and has been based in San Diego since 1970. EPA/SEAN MASTERSON
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Scary sight

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Caitlin Walters dressed in cosplay for Comic-Con 2011 Preview Night on July 20, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
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Chomp

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Actor Sinqua Walls rides a mechanical shark at "Shark 3D Press Preview Night - Comic-Con 2011 on July 20, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
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Fish food

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: (L-R) Alyssa Diaz, Sara Paxton and Katharine McPhee arrive at "Shark 3D Press Preview Night - Comic-Con 2011 on July 20, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
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Red, white and blue

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Jehoshua Kelly wears a Captain America costume to preview night at Comic Con on July 20, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
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Who you gonna call?

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: San Diego Prepares For Comic-Con 2011 on July 20, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
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Dressing up

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Colin Chamberlin shows off his cosplay outfit at Comic-Con 2011 preview night on July 20, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
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Showing some skin

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Danielle Radford of San Diego, California dressed in cosplay for Comic-Con 2011 Preview Night on July 20, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
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Eyes on the prize

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: San Diego Prepares For Comic-Con 2011 on July 20, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
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Where's a phone booth when you need one?

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Tracy Ho and Demir Oral dressed in cosplay at Comic-Con 2011 preview night on July 20, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
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Ready, aim, fire

epa02834220 Toy laser guns on display at the Dr. Grordbort booth during during Comic Con's preview night in San Diego, California, USA, 20 July 2011. Comic Con is billed as the largest comic book convention in the world and has been based in San Diego since 1970. EPA/SEAN MASTERSON
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Blending in

Costumed characters walk to Preview Night at the Comic-Con 2011 convention Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
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