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Hundreds queued outside the Apple flagship store in Tokyo's Ginza district to get their hands on the new iPad

Apple fans are seen displaying a countdown clock as they wait for the launch of the new iPad at an Apple store in Tokyo, on March 16. Hundreds of gadget lovers queued up for the new device as a worldwide launch followed the global sunrise

Fans line up for iPad 3

Fans from all over the world patiently lined up to become the first owners of the much-awaited tablet.