A crowd gathers as security guards break up a fight between shoppers waiting in line just as the doors open for Black Friday shopping at Target, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Bowling Green, Ky. Stores typically open in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving that's called Black Friday because of retail folklore that it's when merchants turn a profit for the year. After testing how shoppers would respond to earlier hours last year, stores such as Target and Toys R Us this year opened as early as Thanksgiving evening. That created two separate waves of shoppers. (AP Photo/Daily News, Alex Slitz)
Gallery: Black Friday across the country
Nov. 23, 2012 @ 02:24 PM
Shoppers turned out at malls and shopping centers across the country Thursday night and early Friday, looking for good deals on holiday gift items.