UPDATE! 5 fresh pics added!

5 new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince pics have shown up online. Take a look!

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In a recent issue of Empire Magazine they featured some new images from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

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Also, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince director David Yates had some thoughts on this newest film.

"It's all storytelling." He states. "In all honestly, I do the same thing [on this] as I've always done. You can't really change your way of storytelling just because the film's bigger."

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince star Daniel Radcliffe even offered some insights. "I hope everyone gets that we're all taking it seriously, that we're not just dossing. We're not making these films becase we have to, but because we want to make something great. We're not going to put most of our year into doing something if we don't think it's going to be very good!"

Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information.

Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn't counted on Romilda Vane's chocolates! And then there's Hermione, simpering with jealously but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits theaters July 17 from Warner Bros. Pictures.

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Evan Jacobs