Melee at the Mall: America Goes Shopping

By Tom Hall - 2013-11-29T12:35:42Z

Photograph by Charlie Riedel/AP Photo

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Bargains Ahoy

The parking is challenging, the weather often cold and the lines stretch around the block. But for many Americans--bellies bursting at the seams from too much Thanksgiving turkey--there are savings to be had as the holiday shopping season officially kicks off. The chance to partake at the trough of U.S. consumerism lasts all weekend.

Left: Shoppers enter a Best Buy store in Overland Park, Kansas.