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Black Friday's travels around the world

The Friday after Thanksgiving in the US is Black Friday. It marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

The four-day Thanksgiving weekend generates roughly $50bn in revenues each year.

But those sales have been falling for the past two years. So most major retailers now open early and offer big promotions.

It's a trend that's going global - just look at the scenes of brawling in the UK. The BBC sought to find out what happens in other corners of the globe.

  • 27 Nov 2015
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