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In Pictures: Wal-Mart protests fail to deter shoppers

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Anthony Trujillo pickets outside a Wal-Mart store as holiday shoppers arrive in San Leandro, Calif. on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. A union-backed group called OUR Walmart, which includes former and current workers, staged demonstrations and walkouts at hundreds of stores for Black Friday.


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Victoria Nogueda pickets outside a Wal-Mart store in San Leandro. While most of the group of about 30 demonstrators were not affiliated with the company, two said they work at Wal-Mart but were not striking Thursday night.


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Karen Levin, carrying an American flag with corporate logos, protests in Boynton Beach, Fla., on Nov 23, 2012.

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Dominic Ware speaks with protesters outside a Wal-Mart store in San Leandro, Calif. Mr. Ware, a Wal-Mart cart pusher, took a break from his shift to join the demonstrators.


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Protesters demonstrate in Chicago Nov. 23. Black Friday, the day following the Thanksgiving Day holiday, has traditionally been the busiest shopping day in the United States.


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Demonstrators protest outside a Wal-Mart store in Boynton Beach, Fla. Nov. 23 for higher wages and better health care for hourly workers.


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Protesters demonstrate outside a Wal-Mart store in Chicago Nov. 23, 2012. Organizers said there were 1,000 protests in 46 U.S. states – figures Wal-Mart said were ‘grossly exaggerated.’


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Angelita Rodriguez protests outside a Wal-Mart store in Paramount, Calif. Nov. 23, 2012. Shoppers paid little attention to the demonstrations and Wal-Mart said it recorded its best Black Friday ever.


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