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Early start to U.S. 'Black Friday' shopping frenzy

Holiday shoppers wait outside Best Buy in preparation for Black Friday shopping during Thanksgiving Day in San Francisco, California November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Holiday shoppers wait outside Best Buy in preparation for Black Friday shopping during Thanksgiving Day in San Francisco, California November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Holiday shoppers wait outside Best Buy in preparation for Black Friday shopping during Thanksgiving Day in San Francisco, California November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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People wait outside a Sears store on the Thanksgiving Day holiday in Manchester, New Hampshire November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

People wait outside a Sears store on the Thanksgiving Day holiday in Manchester, New Hampshire November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

People wait outside a Sears store on the Thanksgiving Day holiday in Manchester, New Hampshire November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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