Here's what the lines around the world looked like the day Apple's first iPad went on sale

Five years ago today, Apple’s original iPad went on sale in the US.

Hundreds — maybe thousands — of people lined up at Apple stores across the country to buy the first-generation iPad, which retailed for between $US500 and $US700.

The longest lines were, naturally, in New York City, where people line up for anything (burgers in a park, movie tickets, every iPhone), but people tweeted pictures from all over the country.

(An earlier version of this story was written by Dan Frommer.)

Fifth Avenue, NYC

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SoHo, NYC

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Palo Alto, CA

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Easton: Columbus, OH

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Upper West Side, NYC

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Alamonte Springs, FL

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San Francisco, CA

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Nashua, NH

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Chestnut Hill, MA

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Mall Of Georgia: Buford, GA

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14th Street, NYC

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Michigan Avenue: Chicago, IL

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Unknown Mall, Anytown, USA

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14th Street, NYC

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Woodland, MI

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Charlotte, NC

Thanks to reader Jose Liz

Charlotte, NC

Thanks to reader Jose Liz

Somewhere near Philadelphia

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Eastview: Victor, NY

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Reston, VA

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Nashville, TN

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Burlington, MA

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Tice's Corner, NJ

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Boylston Street: Boston, MA

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Michigan Avenue: Chicago, IL

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