By Sarah Bull, Nadia Mendoza and Holly Thomas

Not interested: While his bandmates appear to be enjoying the female presence in the US, Harry Styles' spirits have seemed low

The rest of his bandmates certainly appear to be making the most of their star status.

But while the rest of One Directon lap up the female attention in Los Angeles, one of their number doesn't seem remotely interested.

Harry Styles looked glum while his bandmates chatted to girls during a photo shoot this afternoon.

Perhaps the 17-year-old is still sore from his split with 32-year-old Xtra Factor presenter Caroline Flack.

Relishing the attention: Niall Horan looked only too happy to chat to his female fans

Niall Horan meanwhile looked only too happy to chat to his female fans, and stopped to do so at length during the afternoon.

Harry mustered a smile for a group shot with the rest of the band, but otherwise his spirits appeared low.

They've only been famous for a year, but One Direction were welcomed with an A-list reception last night as they touched down on US soil.

Who are you chatting to? While the others laughed among themselves, Harry looked engrossed in a private conversation

Thumbs up! There's no doubt this LA girl approved of the new British arrivals

Having a manly heart-to-heart? Perhaps Harry was confiding his upset over his breakup with Caroline Flack to Niall

You might want to try that direction: Harry chatted briefly to one girl, but appeared to be guiding her elsewhere

The British boyband have flown across the Atlantic in a bid to crack the American market, including a support slot on the Big Time Rush tour and a cameo stint on Nickelodeon sitcom iCandy.

An army of fans waited with placards at LAX airport - largely dominated by girls, but with a handful of boys too - hinting this year's X Factor winners Little Mix could be in for a successful future too.

Fleeing the UK couldn't come at a more opportune time for Harry, as he attempts to mend his broken heart following his split with Caroline.

Mustered a grin: Harry smiled briefly for a group shot with the boys when they arrived at the LA studio

Tricky time: Harry has barely smiled since he touched down on US soil

Mutual decision: Harry has headed to America with One Direction after confirming his split from cougar fling Caroline Flack, but insists he did not 'dump' the presenter, who is 15 years his senior

Beatlemania: LAX airport was swarming with teenage admirers to greet the boys off their plane from London

Yesterday, Harry confirmed the pair had called time on their three month fling.

The singer, who will turn 18 on Wednesday, told fans on his Twitter page that reports of the break-up from 32-year-old Xtra Factor presenter Caroline were true.

However, Harry said he had not 'dumped' Flack, insisting the decision was mutual.

Breaking America: The boys landed in Los Angeles, where hundreds of screaming girls were waiting for them

Rising stars: Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan were unheard of until finding fame on The X Factor in 2010

Too cool for school: Harry turned away from photographers as Niall gave them a manic wave

He tweeted: 'Please know I didn't "dump" Caroline. This was a mutual decision. She is one of the kindest, sweetest people I know.'

Harry and Caroline caused controversy when they started dating back in October due to the 15-year age gap.

But the pair ignored the criticism and have enjoyed a fun-filled fling over the past few months.

Even the boys love them! Zayn and Harry were greeted by a male fan who couldn't wait to get their autograph

TV cameo: One Direction are in the US to film an episode of sitcom iCarly

They consistently avoided being photographed together during their romance, with one of the only shots of the pair being a Twitter picture from the beginning of their relationship.

The pair were spotted leaving each other's houses in the early hours of the morning on various occasions, but they were said to have split over the new year.

However, Caroline didn't let her newly-single status affect her as she co-presented the ITV2's coverage of the National Television Awards on Wednesday night.

Hysteria: Little Mix could be set for a big future in the US if they follow in the footsteps of One Direction

Worse than girls: The boys didn't exactly travel light, with vast amounts of luggage filling up the van

Stepping onto the red carpet, she wore a colourful dress with a pink shirt, and tanned pins on show.

She spent five hours in the hairdressers' chair, appearing with shorter, darker locks a few days ago.

And she'd clearly had a good time as she let herself loose following her presenting stint.

She tweeted the following morning: 'My.head.hurts.'

Confirmed: Harry wrote on his Twitter page that he had split from Caroline

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