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These haunting photos of the retail apocalypse reveal a new normal in America

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The retail apocalypse has descended on America. More than 3,500 stores are expected to close across the U.S. in the next couple of months.

Department stores like Macy's, Sears and J.C. Penney, and retailers including BCBG, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Bebe have all been forced to close up dozens of stores. Walking through a mall in 2017 is like walking through a graveyard.

Click ahead for photographic proof that a retail apocalypse is hitting the U.S. hard.

Also on MSN Money: Retailers closing the most stores

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