Melee at the Mall: America Goes Shopping

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

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Black Friday mania has jumped the pond and infected shoppers in the U.K. as well, even though Britain doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving and Thursday's not a holiday there. More than 300 stores are offering bargain-priced items from televisions to bicycles--mirroring scenes that have been common across the Atlantic for decades.

Left: Customers look for bargains during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket in London.