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Shoppers wrestle over a television as they compete to purchase retail items on Black Friday at an Asda superstore in Wembley, north London, on November 28, 2014. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

Black Friday bargains and brawls

British police officers were called to stores across the country on Friday as the Black Friday shopping frenzy imported from the United States brought surging crowds and fights over sharply discounted goods.

A holiday sign hangs in front of the Ferguson Police Department on a Thanksgiving evening that has thus far been devoid of protests in Ferguson, Mo., on November 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

Protesters target Black Friday sales in Ferguson

Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., began targeting Black Friday sales at major retailers overnight in a new tactic to vent their anger at a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen.

Church goer Pam Minner holds her daughter Mackinzy on her lap with her son Merrimon as they listen to a Thanksgiving service that discussed the communities reaction to ongoing protests in reaction to the grand jury verdict in the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri November 27, 2014. A small but spirited congregation assembled at the Greater St. Mark Family Church, a gathering point for protesters and religious leaders, for a Thanksgiving service where many offered appreciation for their blessings after a tumultuous week. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Calm comes to troubled Ferguson

Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager.

The tarmac of LaGuardia airport is pictured through a window on the day before Thanksgiving, in New York November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Thankful just to arrive on snowy U.S. holiday

Millions of Americans were thankful just to arrive at their Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday after a snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on Eastern states, causing flight delays and power outages.