By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
November 2, 2012

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:

Tokyo:

Seoul:

Sydney:

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