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Black Friday: shoppers line up for Thanksgiving buying

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: People peer inside the Toys 'R' Us store at the Black Thursday sale in Times Square November 22, 2012 in New York City.The store got a head start on the traditional Black Friday sales by opening their doors at 8pm on Thanksgiving night. (Photo by Andrew Kelly/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: People peer inside the Toys 'R' Us store at the Black Thursday sale in Times Square November 22, 2012 in New York City.The store got a head start on the traditional Black Friday sales by opening their doors at 8pm on Thanksgiving night. (Photo by Andrew Kelly/Getty Images)

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    GRIFFITH, IN - NOVEMBER 22: Shopper enter a Kmart as it opens on Thanksgiving night November 22, 2012 in Griffith, Indiana. City. Many stores got a head start on the traditional Black Friday sales by opening on Thanksgiving. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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    GRIFFITH, IN - NOVEMBER 22: A worker waits to open the before a Kmart opens on Thanksgiving night November 22, 2012 in Griffith, Indiana. City. Many stores got a head start on the traditional Black Friday sales by opening on Thanksgiving. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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    People crowd the first floor of Macy's department store as they open at midnight (0500 GMT) on November 23, 2012 in New York to start the stores' "Black Friday" shopping weekend. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People get an early start on Black Friday shopping deals at a Walmart Superstore on November 22, 2012 in Rosemead, California, as many retailers stayed opened during the Thanksgiving celebrations, evidence that even this cherished American family holiday is falling prey to the forces of commerce. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Crowds gather outside Macy's department store November 22, 2012 in New York in advance of the midnight November 23 opening to start the stores' "Black Friday" shopping weekend. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A boy sits with a toy guitar on a display in Macy's department store after the store opened at midnight (0500 GMT) on November 23, 2012 in New York to start the stores' "Black Friday" shopping weekend. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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