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In pictures: Apple fans queue up for iPhone5

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is pictured on a BMW near people waiting for the release of the iPhone 5 in front of Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo Sept. 20, 2012. Apple fans queued around city blocks worldwide on Friday to get their hands on the new phone.

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Kai Lanier, 17 months, plays with his dad’s newly purchased iPhone 5 outside an Apple Store in San Francisco Sept. 21, 2012.

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An Apple employee distributes iPhone 5s shortly after the device went on sale in San Francisco.

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Charlie Hufnagle, the first person in line to buy an iPhone 5 at an Apple store, pokes his head out of a tent in San Francisco Sept. 21, 2012. Mr. Hufnagle, who planned to buy his own phone but also made $1,500 purchasing a phone for someone else, spent more than 92 hours outside the store.

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Teague Ashburn leaves an Apple Store with his new phone in San Francisco.

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Frederick Laza, right, joins an early morning line of several hundred people waiting to buy an iPhone 5 outside an Apple Store in San Francisco.

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A New York police officer explains a registration program to a customer outside the Apple Store on 5th Avenue. In response to a sharp spike in iPhone thefts this year, the NYPD stationed officers at all Apple Inc. sales throughout the city for Friday's release of the new iPhone 5.

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People wait in line at Lenox Mall in Atlanta waiting for the Apple store to open on Friday.

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People wait for the Apple store to open in Atlanta.

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Hazem Sayed talks to reporters after leaving the Apple store on 5th Avenue, New York, with a new iPhone 5, as other shoppers show off their new merchandise behind him.

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