Black Friday Frenzy!

Bargain shoppers crowded the nation's stores in the wee hours of the morning to get deals on electronics and toys. Retailers push for some store openings into Thanksgiving appeared to pay off.

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Bargain shoppers crowded the nation's stores in the wee hours of the morning to get deals on electronics and toys. Lucia Valenuela uses a bullhorn to give instructions to crowds of shoppers lined up at Best Buy in Tacoma, Wash., at the kick-off for "Black Friday." Click through to see more scenes from the busiest shopping day of the year.
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Shoppers braved harsh weather conditions while waiting for stores to open. Erica Hubbard, of Meridian, Idaho, wrapped herself in a blanket to stave off 20 degree cold air while waiting for the 3:00 a.m. opening of Kohl's Friday,
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Tofazzal Bhuiyanl waits in his car for Best Buy to open at 5:00 a.m. in Atlanta.
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Some bargain shoppers pulled all nighters to secure their spot in line. Lauren Arnold reads a book in her tent as she lines ups with others outside a Best Buy store in Laurel, Maryland, on the eve of "Black Friday" shopping.
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Finally inside, Andrew Lapchynski, 22, is greeted by exuberant employees as he enters Best Buy.
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Children wait with shopping bags inside Macy's department store on "Black Friday" in New York City.
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Toys R U drew in shoppers with 50 percent discounts on such toys as Buzz Lightyear and Barbies. The retailer's flagship store in Times Square drew 1,500 shoppers even at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving, says CEO Jerry Storch.
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Target opened at 4 a.m.
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Jon Blaquera, right, loads a television into a cart as he shops with Sherlyn Narvaez at a Target store in Colma, Calif.
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Flat screens were a top selling item at Target.
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Shoppers look at Black Friday sales items in the early morning at a Target store.
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Shoppers take a break at the food court in Quail Springs Mall in Oklahoma City.
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Neither cold nor snow nor rain could keep crowds of shoppers from swarming malls in search of "Black Friday" deals on everything from apparel to electronics to toys. Bags in hand, these ladies were in and out of the before the sunrise.
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Shoppers are seen from below a glass staircase of the Apple store on Fifth Avenue on Black Friday. There are 134 million people expected to shop over the next three-days according to the National Retail Federation.
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Shoppers carrying bags walk up Fifth Avenue on Black Friday.
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Shoppers walk past a billboard on Black Friday.
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FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 27: Shoppers wait in line while shopping at Toys"R"Us in Fort Worth, TX.
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