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Pictures: Frenzied bargain shoppers hit US stores on Black Thursday/Friday

It’s traditionally a time when retailers turn a profit for the year.

THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS INCLUDE, turkey, family, pumpkin pie, sports and most importantly for these people anyway, sales.

For those who didn’t fall into a turkey-induced coma on the couch, they hit the shops instead in search of bargains.

Shops usually open early in the morning on the day after Thanksgiving, however some stores have decided to start banking in by opening on Thanksgiving evening.

Here’s what the shopping frenzy looks like:

Pictures: Frenzied bargain shoppers hit US stores on Black Thursday/Friday
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    Shoppers wait in line for the 8 p.m. opening of the Times Square Toys-R-Us store in the lead-up to Black Friday in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    Shoppers wait on a check-out line in the Times Square Toys-R-Us store after doors were opened to the public at 8 p.m. on Thursday in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    Shoppers queue to get one TV per customer in Burbank, California. Have you ever seen the likes? (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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    Poor Betsy McGonagle is all shopped out in Northeast Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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    A shopper decides which TV would look best over the fireplace in Franklin, Tennessee, after the store opened at midnight Thursday, beating the traditional Friday opening. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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    Target team members delighted by a visit from Bullseye, Target's mascot in Roseville, Minnesota. (Dawn Villella/AP Images For Target)
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    Darlene Gober leaves a store at 10 p.m. on Thursday with two cartfuls of items after saving big on Black Friday deals in Hurst, Texas. (Richard W. Rodriguez/AP Images for Target)
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    Gregg Steinhafel, Target CEO, gets ready for the Black Friday store opening on Thursday in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Janet Hostetter/AP images for Target)
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    Stefan Rood, 20, cleans out his tent outside a Best Buy in Mayfield Heights, Ohio while waiting for the store to open at 12 a.m. on Friday. Rood, who has been camped out since Wednesday night, is looking to buy a new cell phone. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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    A woman sits, wrapped in a blanket, outside a Pembroke Pines in Florida. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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    Shoppers wait in line for deals at the Addison Street store Chicago. (John Konstantaras/AP Images for KMART)
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    Customers shop on Black Friday for discounts on Apple products in Northeast Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

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