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The iPhone 5 Craze

Apple fans wasted no time getting their hand on the new iPhone 5 on the first day of sales.

Consumers on Friday lined up at Apple stores in cities across the world, including New York, Paris, London, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.

And they continued to make purchases over the weekend, buying up the initial supply, Apple said.The iPhone 5 will soon be available in 22 more countries.

Devotees stood in long lines on Friday despite a lukewarm welcome from experts and complaints about the smartphone's new mapping system.

Apple received 2 million pre-orders for the iPhone 5 during its first 24 hours available online. By Monday, it said, more than 5 million had been sold, surpassing the 4 million iPhone 4s sold on its first weekend.

Click ahead for scenes from the craze surrounding the launch of Apple's newest iPhone.

By Cadie Thompson
Updated 24 Sept 2012

Photo: Christof Stache | AFP | Getty Images