Black Friday madness

Associated Press
A crowd gathers as security guards break up a fight between shoppers waiting in line just as the doors open for Black Friday shopping at Target, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Bowling Green, Ky. Despite a surge of resistance as the sales drew near, with scolding editorials and protests by retail employees and reminders of frantic tramplings past, Black Friday's grip on America may be stronger than ever.  (AP Photo/Daily News, Alex Slitz)

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Hordes of shoppers descended on stores across the country in the ritual known as Black Friday after many major retailers moved their openings into Thanksgiving night. Across the country, up to 147 million people are expected to shop at some point this weekend.

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