UK Boxing Day sale madness

01:10, Dec 27 2012
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Shoppers fill Oxford Street on December 26 in London, England. Thousands of shoppers are in the capital looking for a bargain in the traditional Boxing Day sales.
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Shoppers fill Oxford Street on December 26, 2012 in London, England. Thousands of shoppers are in London looking for a bargain in the traditional Boxing Day sales.
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Shoppers reach out to grab a bargain at a perfume counter at Selfridges department store on December 26, 2012 in London, England.
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Shoppers reach out to grab a bargain at a perfume counter at Selfridges department store on December 26, 2012 in London, England.
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Shoppers reach out to grab a bargain at a perfume counter at Selfridges department store on December 26, 2012 in London, England.
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Shoppers enter Harrods at the start of the Harrods Winter Sale on December 26, 2012 in London, England.
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Shoppers hunt for bargains at Selfridges department store as their sale begins on December 26, 2012 in London, England.
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Shoppers enter Selfridges department store as their boxing Day sale begins on December 26, 2012 in London, England.

Bargain hunters may have caused carpark chaos in New Zealand as they flocked to the annual Boxing Day sales but spare a thought for some of England's hardy shoppers.

Thousands hit the streets and queued for hours, all for a chance to snap up a post-Christmas bargain at some of the UK's best known shops.

Spare a thought, too, for the hard-working retail staff, many of whom were mobbed as soon as they brought new stock out to the hungry pack.

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