Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Black Friday Mayhem

For most of the last decade it’s been America’s biggest shopping day. That day is Black Friday, the day after the Thanksgiving holiday and an emblem of opportunity, or excess, or both.

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    Shoppers purchase electronics and other items at a Best Buy on November 26, 2015 in San Diego, California. 

    Photographer: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

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    Shoppers sit in line outside a Hennes and Mauritz AB store at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center in Denver, Colorado, on Nov. 27, 2015.

    Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg

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    Shoppers look through a security gate while waiting to enter the Victoria's Secret PINK store at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center in Denver, Colorado, on Nov. 27, 2015.

    Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg

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    Customers push a Samsung Electronics Co. television to their car outside of a Target Corp. store in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Nov. 27, 2015.

    Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

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    Customers stand in line in front of televisions displayed for sale at a Target Corp. store in Jersey City, New Jersey on Nov. 27, 2015.

    Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

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    Target Corp. employees refold clothes displayed for sale at a Target Corp. store in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Nov. 27, 2015.

    Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

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    Employees prepare to open a Best Buy Co. store ahead of Black Friday in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Nov. 26, 2015.

    Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

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    Shoppers collect Insignia light-emitting diode (LED) televisions a Best Buy Co. store ahead of Black Friday in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Nov. 26, 2015. 

    Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

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    Customers enter a Toys R Us store in Times Square in New York City on  November 26, 2015.

    Photographer: Yana Paskova/Getty Images

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    Shoppers purchase electronics and other items at a Best Buy on November 26, 2015 in San Diego, California.

    Photographer: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

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    Shoppers look at brochures while waiting in line outside a Best Buy Co. store ahead of Black Friday in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Nov. 26, 2015.

    Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

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    Employee move toys in preparation for Black Friday at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in Chicago, Illinois, on Nov. 25, 2015.

    Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg