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November 25, 2011 at 12:13 AM

Photos: Black Friday wasn't early enough for these shoppers

Thousands of Seattle-area shoppers lined up outside retail stores Thursday night to grab early Black Friday deals.

Brian Bergerud, manager of the Tukwila Toys "R" Us, strides out of his store to let in the first Black Friday customers at 9 p.m. Thursday in Tukwila. Bergerud said the store had more shoppers than expected. His staff let in 1,200 people within 35 minutes of opening. (Photo by Aaron Jaffe / The Seattle Times)

The first Black Friday shoppers rush through the Tukwila Toys "R" Us Thursday night. (Photo by Aaron Jaffe / The Seattle Times)

Young Black Friday shopper, Jasmine Bell Carrasco, reaches for a toy. (Photo by Aaron Jaffe / The Seattle Times)

Jennifer Hixon points customers to the checkout line. (Photo by Aaron Jaffe / The Seattle Times)

Early Black Friday shoppers examine merchandise at the Toys "R" Us in Tukwila. (Photo by Aaron Jaffe / The Seattle Times)

 

Cashier David Chann rings up customers' Black Friday purchases Thursday night at the Toys "R" Us in Tukwila. (Photo by Aaron Jaffe / The Seattle Times)

 

A young shopper rushes into the Toys "R" Us in Tukwila Wash. with promotional catalogues in hand on Thursday

A young shopper walks into the Toys "R" Us in Tukwila with promotional catalogs in hand on Thursday. (Photo by Aaron Jaffe / The Seattle Times)

Chris Tien, 9, surveys door-buster offers at the Best Buy in Tukwila on Thursday night. Chris, along with friends and family, had been waiting off and on outside the store since Tuesday. (Photo by Aaron Jaffe / The Seattle Times)

A line of Black Friday shoppers waiting for Best Buy in Tukwila stretched far past the building. (Photo by Aaron Jaffe / The Seattle Times)

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