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November 23, 2012
Libby March photo

A sea of people gather near the electronics section at Target just minutes after the doors open in Muskegon, on Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.

Libby March photo

Kyle Robinson of Grand Rapids, left, Juan Pena of Grand Rapids, center, and Dave Florshinger of New Era, Mich., wait in line at Best Buy in Norton Shores ten minutes before its Black Friday opening on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. in Muskegon, Mich.

Alex Slitz photo

A crowd gathers as security guards break up a fight between shoppers waiting in line just as the doors open for Black Friday shopping at Target, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Bowling Green, Ky. Despite a surge of resistance as the sales drew near, with scolding editorials and protests by retail employees and reminders of frantic tramplings past, Black Friday’s grip on America may be stronger than ever.

Joyce Marshall photo

Khang Nguyen, of Arlington, Texas eats his Thanksgiving dinner while waiting in line at a Best Buy store in Grapevine, Texas on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Despite a surge of resistance as the sales drew near, with scolding editorials and protests by retail employees and reminders of frantic tramplings past, Black Friday’s grip on America may be stronger than ever.