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'Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' premieres in LA Monday night

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Twilight fans show off their wristbands for camping outside the Nokia LA Live Theater. Hundreds have gathered awaiting the "Breaking Dawn Part One" red carpet premiere on Monday night.
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Sahara Mendoza traveled from Sweden to camp out for the "Breaking Dawn Part One" movie premiere. It's the fourth installment in the popular Twilight "vampire romance" series.
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Shannon Berry of Burbank displays her Cullen family crest tattoo inspired from the Twilight movies. She's one of about a thousand people camped out in Downtown Los Angeles for Monday's premiere of "Breaking Dawn - Part One."
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Organizers anticipate about eleven-hundred fans will camp outside the Nokia LA Live Theater this weekend. The fans are awaiting the red carpet premiere of the latest Twilight movie on Monday night.
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Hundreds of campers outside Nokia LA Live Theater await the red carpet movie premiere of "Breaking Dawn Part One" - the fourth installment of the Twilight series.
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Maradith and Billy Thackerson of Wickett, Texas are camping out for the latest Twilight movie premiere in Los Angeles.They're also celebrating their 22nd wedding anniversary.
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Delrae Jones of Clever, Missouri took a three-day Greyhound bus trip to Los Angeles in hopes of catching a glimpse of the stars of the newest Twilight movie. The film's red carpet premiere is set for Monday.
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More than a thousand people have camped in front of the Nokia L.A. Live Theater for five days. They're “Twilight” fans awaiting Monday's 7 p.m. red carpet premiere of the fourth film in the series – “Breaking Dawn, Part 1.”

Loyal fans have traveled from up the freeway and around the world to downtown Los Angeles. They hope to watch their favorite “Twilight” stars walk the red carpet.

Debra Lazaro is a biochemist from Northridge. She says this is her third time camping out for a “Twilight” movie premiere. “The adrenaline the day of really gets your heart pounding. It’s like... it’s like doing extreme sports or skydiving. Your heart pounds and there’s screaming. It’s like being front row at a concert. I mean they’re right there. They’re so close and it’s complete fun.”

The fun began on the weekend when movie promoters treated campers to band performances from the soundtrack and a surprise breakfast with some cast members.

Organizers say they distributed wristbands to 1,100 fans who’ll stand on the sidelines of the red carpet event.