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Barack Obama Loves Harry Potter



    Barack Obama Loves Harry Potter
    Barack Obama is a huge Harry Potter fan, the President told author J.K. Rowling this week.

    Don't feel guilty about reading those "Harry Potter" books - the President does it, too.

    President Barack Obama told "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling at a dinner in London this week that he's a huge fan of the Harry Potter series and reads the books to daughters Sasha and Malia, the Telegraph reported.

    He's also read all eight Harry Potter books himself, Obama told Rowling.

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev also made a beeline for the author at the Downing Street dinner, where he asked for Rowling's autograph with wife Svetlana in tow.

    The Harry Potter series debuted its eighth and final book several years ago but continues to rake in profits from its blockbuster movie adaptations.

    A eclectic mix of British literary, culinary and political figures -- from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi -- also attended the dinner.