BEIJING, July 12 (Xinhuanet) -- It's been 20 years since the iconic Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was first published in 1997. J.K.Rowling wrote the first book of the Harry Potter stories as a single mother on benefits in Edinburgh. From then on, the magical journey began and never stopped.
Twenty years later, Harry Potter fans around the world are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their beloved books.
People attend an event to mark Harry Potter 20th anniversary in Uruguay on June 26, 2017. (Xinhua/Nicolas Celaya)
Ever cried when the last book in the Harry Potter Series，Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows，was released in 2007? Ever cried when the last movie of the Series made its debut in 2011? "It all ends"? No worries, Harry Potter fans, the magical journey continues in many ways!
Daniel Radcliffe attends "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" premiere in New York on July 11, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhu Wei)
Emma Watson attends "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" premiere in New York on July 11, 2011.(Xinhua/Zhu Wei)