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November 27, 2009 in City
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Hundreds of shoppers wait in the rain for the 4 a.m. opening of Kohl’s department store in Spokane Valley Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, the first big shopping day of the Christmas season.

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Hundreds of shoppers wait in the rain for the 4 a.m. opening of Kohl’s department store in Spokane Valley Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, the first big shopping day of the Christmas season.

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Hundreds of shoppers, some of whom waited more than two hours to be first in line, stream in after the 4 a.m. opening of Kohl’s department store in Spokane Valley Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, the first big shopping day of the Christmas season.

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Cashier Ashley Galliher wrangles a giant radio-controlled car into a bag at 4:30 a.m. at Toys R Us in Spokane Valley Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, the first big shopping day of the Christmas season.

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Jodi Cushing, left, and Lori Weaver wrestle a bag of toys into their car at 4:30 a.m. at Toys R Us in Spokane Valley Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, the first big shopping day of the Christmas season. The two hadn’t slept overnight, preferring instead to head straight out to the toy store, which opened at midnight.

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Jodi Cushing and Lori Weaver, right, talk about staying up and shopping all night at 4:30 a.m. at Toys R Us in Spokane Valley Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, the first big shopping day of the Christmas season. With stores staggering their opening hours throughout the night, some shoppers started their rounds at midnight and hitting several stores as they opened throughout the night.

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Kody Little, left, and Adam Rogers play DJ Hero, a popular video game, at approximately 7:30 a.m. at Best Buy in Spokane Valley Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, the first big shopping day of the Christmas season. The two were shopping with their families and looking for things their family might buy for them.

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Curt Emerson and his son Clayton, age 14 months, wait for the 5 a.m. opening of Fred Meyer in Spokane Valley Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, the first big shopping day of the Christmas season. The two were there for a purchase of a single “doorbuster” item at the store.

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Rachael Rydholm, left, Diane Rydholm, center, and Andrea Rydholm wait outside Fred Meyer in Spokane Valley before the 5 a.m. opening of the store Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, the first big shopping day of the Christmas season.

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Ray Edwards, left, and Sean Edwards load a large screen TV into their car at 7:15 in the morning at the Best Buy at Spokane Valley Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, the first big shopping day of the Christmas season.

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Ray Edwards pushes a cart loaded with electronics out of Best Buy in Spokane Valley Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, the first big shopping day of the Christmas season.

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Home theater specialist Anthony Schoen, far right, talks with customer Mark Miller about large television sets at Best Buy in Spokane Valley Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, the first big shopping day of the Christmas season.