U.S. holiday shoppers buy early, often, online
Holiday shoppers walk past the Apple Store during Black Friday in San Francisco, California, November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
Striking Walmart workers and supporters protest at a store on Black Friday in Paramount, California, November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Bret Hartman
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
People wait outside a Sears store on the Thanksgiving Day holiday in Manchester, New Hampshire November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
History is hard to escape in the former Portuguese slave colony of Guinea-Bissau.
The Toilet Culture Park, the only one of its kind in the world, exhibits a variety of bowls from Korean traditional squat toilets to western bedpans.
Scenes from the shopping frenzy known as Black Friday.
Highlights from the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade .