black friday

Shoppers wrestle over a television as they compete to purchase retail items on "Black Friday" at an Asda superstore in Wembley

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Shoppers wrestle over a television as they compete to buy items on “Black Friday” at an Asda superstore in Wembley, north London on Friday.

A shopper rests in the shoe section of the Macy's Herald Square store, in New York. Instead of waiting for Black Friday, which is typically the year's biggest shopping day, more than a dozen major retailers opened on Thanksgiving this year.

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A shopper rests in the shoe section of Macy’s Herald Square store in New York on Black Friday, the US’s busiest shopping day of the year