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First iPad mini launch videos

November 2, 2012: 5:07 AM ET

Hundreds queued up in Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul, and Hong Kong

Climbing the glass staircase in Hong Kong

FORTUNE -- Friday's launch of the iPad mini -- scheduled to hit 34 countries before the day was through -- began overnight in a half dozen Pacific Rim cities.

The turnout wasn't as big as for a new iPhone, but if you wanted to buy the mini at an Apple (AAPL) store, you had to stand in line.

Below: The first videos.

Hong Kong:




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Philip Elmer-Dewitt
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