The Big Picture: The Hobbit plane touches down

The cast and crew of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at Wellington International Airport on Tuesday

The cast and crew of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey pose in front of an Air New Zealand Hobbit-inspired 777-300 in Wellington, New Zealand ahead of Wednesday's world premiere. Director Peter Jackson (inset bottom right) was accompanied by actors Sylvester McCoy, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, James Nesbitt and others on the one-hour flight from Auckland on Tuesday.

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