In Pictures: iPad mania … around the world

iPad devotees waiting in line in China, Germany, Australia and U.S.

  • Paris Customers look at Apple's new iPad one of their stores in Paris

  • United States Departmental store worker smiles as she carries new iPads to customers in Manhattan.

  • Berlin People line up at store in Berlin as they wait for the start of the sale of Apple's new iPad.

  • Berlin Man holds up new iPad after being first to purchase one at a store in Berlin.

  • They’re out there The iPad went on sale in 10 cities around the world today. The most determined buyers were there, of course – some having waited for 48 hours – and so, too, were Reuters news photographers.

  • Munich People wait on street in front of Apple store in Munich

  • London Man uses his iPad to photograph customers who have slept outside a store for 48 hours waiting to buy the new one.

  • Hong Kong What all the fuss is about?

  • England Line near Covent Garden in central London

  • Hong Kong Customer holds up his iPad at an Apple store in Hong Kong.

  • United States Customers wait in line to buy at store in Manhattan.

  • United States Department store worker in Manhattan gets down to business.

  • Japan Man wearing cardboard hat depicting new iPad in front of Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo.

  • Australia People waiting to buy a new iPad tablet queue in front of an Apple store in Sydney.

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