Wildest Moments from Black Fridays Past

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Black Friday shoppers duck under the opening door of a Sears store at Simon Property Group Inc.'s Great Lakes Mall.

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Shoppers wait outside Toys "R" Us at Times Square before the store opens.

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Shoppers line up outside Sears shortly before 5am at King of Prussia Mall. The mall opened at 5am for early morning Black Friday shoppers. Black Friday is the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season.  

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Shoppers rush in a BestBuy store. Thousands of shoppers queued up for hours outside many retailers to open to take advantage of "Black Friday," the day after Thanksgiving ,which is considered the traditional kick-off for the Christmas shopping season.

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Early shoppers wait online to pay for their goods at the Toys "R" Us at Times Square.

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Early shoppers wait online to pay for their goods at the Toys "R" Us at Times Square.

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Shoppers rush in a BestBuy store. Thousands of shoppers queued up for hours outside many retailers to open to take advantage of "Black Friday," the day after Thanksgiving ,which is considered the traditional kick-off for the Christmas shopping season.

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A crowd of shoppers hunt for bargains at Macy's in New York City. The day after Thanksgiving, often referred to as "Black Friday", is being looked at this year as an indicator of the health this years holiday shopping season and the possible demise of retailers that are on the brink.  

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Shoppers Jeri Hull and Karen Brashear wait in line while shopping at Toys"R"Us during the Black Friday sales event.  Toys"R"Us stores nationwide opened at midnight Thursday, November 26, providing shoppers access to its Black Friday deals five hours earlier than ever before.

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Jennifer Yen pulls to shopping carts full of items at Wal-Mart Supercenter.

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Shoppers carrying bags walk up Fifth Avenue on Black Friday.  

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Shoppers wait in line before sunrise for the opening of a Super Target store. 

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Shoppers look over purses and other items in Macy's department store.

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Shoppers move about in Macy's department store.  

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Black Friday bargain hunters wait in line at Toys R' Us, which opened at 9PM Thanksgiving Day.  

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People stand in line to make purchases inside Macy's department store.    

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Shoppers wait to get inside of a Best Buy store.Although controversial, many big retail stores decided to get a head start this year for Black Friday and open on Thanksgiving Day or at midnight instead of the traditional dawn Friday opening time.  

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Shoppers line up for a Black Friday sale at a Toys "R" Us Inc. store

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Pedestrians and shoppers fill the sidewalk on Fifth Avenue on "Black Friday" in New York City.  

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Bargain hunters shop for discounted merchandise at Macy's on 'Black Friday' in New York City.  

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Bargain hunters enter Macy's just after midnight.  

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Bargain hunters shop for discounted merchandise at Macy's.

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A shopper who wished to remain unidentified sleeps while waiting in line in front of the Best Buy.  

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Shoppers vie for copies of video games at a Black Friday sale at a Wal-Mart.

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Bargain hunters shop for discounted merchandise at Macy

Shoppers wait in line for the opening of the Adidas AG store at the Premium Outlet Mall.

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Bargain hunters enter Macy

Bargain hunters shop for discounted merchandise at Macy

A shopper who wished to remain unidentified sleeps while waiting in line in front of the Best Buy.

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Sure, we all love shopping. And a great deal on top? Of course! But when you factor in the cold, a 3AM wakeup call, and just enough people in the store to make squeezing down the aisle to grab the last pair of Dolce Vita ankle boots, it makes things a little stressful. Black Friday is intense and certainly not for last minute shoppers or the late risers. Take a look back over the years at some of the most chaotic in-store antics.

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