Day 338: Happy Holidays

In 2017-365 by Robert Lussier0 Comments

I thought I’d take a monochrome approach to holiday lights.

Here is a house in Danvers, MA, modestly and tastefully decorated for the Christmas Season.

What is this, some kind of series?

Yes, it is! Throughout 2017 I’m attempting to take a new image every day and post it to this blog. Ambitious, I know. Success is not guaranteed, but I’ll give it my all. You can see all of the images below. Just click on a thumbnail and flip through them.

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Day 347: Jesus Store

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Day 346: Darth Tater

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Day 344: First Snow

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Day 343: Kate

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Day 341: Aqqua

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Day 338: Happy Holidays

I thought I’d take a monochrome approach to holiday lights. Here is a house in Danvers, ...

Day 337: Snots and All

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Day 335: Tis the Season

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Day 332: Hookah Dreams

I drove past this Hookah and Vaping shop in Lawrence on the way home from work last night and ...

Day 329: Barber Open

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Day 328: High Tide

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Day 326: Nico

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Day 325: Night Court

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Day 323: Mile 109

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Day 321: Einstein

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Day 320: Binford Street

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Day 319: WTF

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Day 316: Lord Hobo

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Day 315: Tags

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Day 313: Q View

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Day 311: Ice Cream

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Day 309: Old Glory

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Day 308: The Dinghy

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Day 307: The Wagon

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Day 306: Tunnel Vision

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Day 305: Guessing Game

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Day 304: Open

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Day 303: Powerless

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Day 301: Faux Flower

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Day 299: Rainy Commute

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Day 298: MVS

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Day 297: Medals

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Day 296: Who Am I

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Day 293: Boxford Barn

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Day 290: W Y Chimi

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Day 289: Hello Neighbor

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Day 287: Profile Falls

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Day 286: The Summit

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Day 282: Lincoln Apts

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Day 280: Canal Street

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Day 278: Up For Grabs

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Day 276: Zakim Bridge

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Day 275: Best Buddies

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Day 273: Buddy Holly

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Day 267: Three

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Day 266: Marching Band

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Day 265: Dock Door

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Day 260: Time Flies

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Day 259: Birdhouse

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Day 256: Yancarlos

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Day 255: Scooter

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Day 254: 911

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Day 253: Revere Beach

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Day 252: Spicket River

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Day 249: Kodak Graphic

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Day 246: Tubby Time

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Day 245: Sedum Bee

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Day 242: Mustang GT

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Day 240: Graffiti

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Day 239: Charizard

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Day 238: Doorway

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Day 236: Nipmuck

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Day 235: F/16

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Day 233: Total Eclipse

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Day 232: Peppers

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Day 229: The Notch

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Day 228: El Zafiro

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Day 227: Silo Thingies

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Day 226: Paw Patrol

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Day 221: Corona Light

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Day 219: Caterpillar

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Day 216: Caricature

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Day 214: Watch Works

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Day 212: Tunnel Traffic

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Day 211: East West

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Day 210: Nightlife

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Day 209: Train Waiting

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Day 208: Fernsehturm

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Day 207: Luis

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Day 206: Club 53

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Day 205: The Wait

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Day 203: Boston Strong

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Day 194: Mailing It In

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Day 190: Dawn Breaks

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Day 188: Mello Market

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Day 178: Homemade Pizza

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Day 179: Merrimack West

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Day 176: Hanna

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Day 175: Scraps

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Day 173: Otter Cliff

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Day 171: Tall Ships

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Day 170: Silver Dollar

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Day 169: The Freak Out

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Day 167: Another Mill

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Day 162: Colonial Drive

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Day 161: Why a Duck?

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Day 160: Abandoned

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Day 157: Ale Cider Stout

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Day 156: Two Car Garage

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Day 152: Men at Work

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Day 151: Rhododendron

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Day 150: After Work

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Day 148: I-95

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Day 147: Toby

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Day 146: Dodge

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Day 145: Rainy Stroll

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Day 143: Rowing Club

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Day 141: Robin’s Nest

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Day 139: War Memorial

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Day 137: Ducati

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Day 136: Zakim

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Day 135: Clock and Duck

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Day 134: One Thirty Four

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Day 126: Immovable

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Day 125: Downpour

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Day 124: Zakim Run

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Day 121: Sundial

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Day 120: POD

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Day 117: Blue Hour Fog

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Day 116: Stevens Pond

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Day 115: The Waterfront

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Day 113: Kodak

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Day 111: Beware of Dog

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Day 108: Day’s End

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Day 106: Easter Egg Hunt

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Day 105: Marathon Pride

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Day 104: Peppers

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Day 103: Summer and A

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Day 102: Swamp Thing

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Day 99: Collared Greens

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Day 97: Onion

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Day 96: Winter’s Veil

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Day 94: Crosswalk

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Day 92: Spicket Flow

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Day 91: Tentacle

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Day 90: Connor

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Day 89: Boston arf Co

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Day 84: Emily

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Day 82: The Weight Band

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Day 81: Day One

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Day 80: Tenis 15

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Day 79: Long Light

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Day 78: Amazing Grace

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Day 77: Office Light

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Day 75: Time Hop

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Day 73: The Blizzard

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Day 71: Boat Launch

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Day 70: That Farmhouse

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Day 69: Late Snow

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Day 68: 4G at 40

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Day 67: Bath Time

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Day 65: Tailfins

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Day 63: Window and Tower

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Day 62: Boston Wharf Co.

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Day 61: Imagine

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Day 60: River Arch

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Day 58: Minnie

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Day 57: Good Genes

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Day 55: Real Estate

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Day 54: American Bandana

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Day 53: This Old House

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Day 51: Breaking Bad

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Day 50: Group Hug

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Day 48: Passport Inn

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Day 47: Turret

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Day 46: Carlos Cakes

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Day 44: Pine Cone

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Day 43: Stranded

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Day 42: The Kanc

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Day 38: Two Thirty Nine

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Day 37: Parking

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Day 36: United We Stand

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Day 35: Quarry Birds

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Day 34: Rope Line

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Day 33: The Home De

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Day 31: Eighteen

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Day 30: Peace

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Day 29: The Cross

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Day 25: Mount Chocorua

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Day24: Mic Drop

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Day 23: Snow Shower

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Day 22: Opus

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Day 21: Xmas Trees

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Day 20: Hookah Shop

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Day 18: Bell & Howell

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Day 17: Closed

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Day 16: Open

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Day 14: Hurricane Bob

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Day 11: The Jaywalker

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Day 9: Whaleback

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Day 8: Charlie

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Day 7: Connor

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Day 6: The Muse

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Day 5: The Steeple

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Day 4: The Wig Store

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