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A joyful shopper laughs as she attempts to load a 40-inch TV into her cart at Target during their Black Friday sales event in Flint, Mich. on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Flint Journal, Griffin Moores)

Black Friday madness

November 23, 2012

Hordes of shoppers descended on stores across the country in the ritual

known as Black Friday after many major retailers moved their openings

into Thanksgiving night.

Across the country, up to 147 million people are expected to shop at some point this weekend.