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Shoppers indulge in UK's Boxing Day

Britain's biggest shopping day provides a much needed boost to retailers reeling from sagging economy.
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2012 17:08

Boxing Day bargain hunters are descending on Britain's high streets in their millions.

The biggest shopping day of the year is providing a much needed boost to retailers suffering from a sagging economy.  

Meanwhile, online consumers have reportedly spent an estimated $1.6b in just three days during the Christmas holiday, with sales up more than 30 percent. 

Al Jazeera's Peter Sharp reports from London.

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