Images from Black Friday 2013

POSTED: 3:35 AM Nov 29 2013   UPDATED: 3:47 AM Nov 29 2013

The traditional start of the holiday shopping season, Black Friday usually begins at midnight on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Some retailers, however, are pushing the envelope into "Grey Thursday," when they opened on the holiday. Regardless, the usual mayhem over deals on holiday merchandise drew out shoppers by the thousands in the early morning hours of Friday, November 29, 2013.

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A woman shops at H&M on Thanksgiving Day. Many shoppers were enticed by big discounts and open stores to begin their holiday bargain-hunting a day earlier than the traditional "Black Friday" sprees that follow Thanksgiving.