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East Coast crippled by massive storm, death toll climbs

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Aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/Handout

Aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/Handout
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Aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/Handout

Aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/Handout
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Aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/Handout

Aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/Handout
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Aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/Handout

Aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/Handout
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Aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/Handout

Aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/Handout
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Aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/Handout

Aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/Handout
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Aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/Handout

Aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/Handout
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Damage after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline is seen in this U.S. Coast Guard handout photo in Brigantine, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/U.S.Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson/Handout

Damage after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline is seen in this U.S. Coast Guard handout photo in Brigantine, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/U.S.Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson/Handout
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Damage after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline is seen in this U.S. Coast Guard handout photo in Brigantine, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/U.S.Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson/Handout

Damage after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline is seen in this U.S. Coast Guard handout photo in Brigantine, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/U.S.Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson/Handout
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A man looks at a damaged house in Seagate Association, a gated community, after last night's Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A man looks at a damaged house in Seagate Association, a gated community, after last night's Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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A man helps his friend inspect storm damage from Hurricane Sandy on Captree Island in Great South Bay, New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man helps his friend inspect storm damage from Hurricane Sandy on Captree Island in Great South Bay, New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A woman stands in a street damaged by rising waters in Seagate Association, a gated community, after last night's Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A woman stands in a street damaged by rising waters in Seagate Association, a gated community, after last night's Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/Handout

Aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/Handout
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Homes are flooded after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline in this U.S. Coast Guard handout photo in Tuckerton, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/U.S.Coast Guard/Handout

Homes are flooded after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline in this U.S. Coast Guard handout photo in Tuckerton, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/U.S.Coast Guard/Handout
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Homes are displaced after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline in this U.S. Coast Guard handout photo in Brigantine, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/U.S.Coast Guard/Handout

Homes are displaced after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline in this U.S. Coast Guard handout photo in Brigantine, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/U.S.Coast Guard/Handout
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A man looks inside a cottage along Roy Carpenter's Beach that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in Matunuck, Rhode Island October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

A man looks inside a cottage along Roy Carpenter's Beach that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in Matunuck, Rhode Island October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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Tom and Deidre Duffy look through the wreckage of their home devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy are seen the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Tom and Deidre Duffy look through the wreckage of their home devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy are seen the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A canoe sits in the lobby of an apartment building in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Diana Ingerman

A canoe sits in the lobby of an apartment building in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Diana Ingerman
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People survey the cottages along Roy Carpenter's Beach that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Matunuck, Rhode Island October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

People survey the cottages along Roy Carpenter's Beach that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Matunuck, Rhode Island October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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Tom and Deidre Duffy look through the wreckage of their home devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy are seen the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Tom and Deidre Duffy look through the wreckage of their home devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy are seen the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Post-tropical cyclone Sandy is seen slowly moving westward while weakening across southern Pennsylvania in this NOAA handout image taken at 1445 GMT (1045 EST) October 30, 2012. REUTERS/NOAA/Handout

Post-tropical cyclone Sandy is seen slowly moving westward while weakening across southern Pennsylvania in this NOAA handout image taken at 1445 GMT (1045 EST) October 30, 2012. REUTERS/NOAA/Handout
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Rescue workers patrol a flooded street at Hoboken in New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Rescue workers patrol a flooded street at Hoboken in New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Utility crews work to restore power on transmission lines carrying 230,000 volts of electrical power to Atlantic City, that were damaged from the high winds of Hurricane Sandy in Pleasantville, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek

Utility crews work to restore power on transmission lines carrying 230,000 volts of electrical power to Atlantic City, that were damaged from the high winds of Hurricane Sandy in Pleasantville, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek
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Bystanders survey the 700-ton John B. Caddell tanker on the north shore of Staten Island, New York, October 30th, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Berrigan

Bystanders survey the 700-ton John B. Caddell tanker on the north shore of Staten Island, New York, October 30th, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Berrigan
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A tow truck crew works to remove a car from its owner's backyard, where it was pushed by debris during Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek

A tow truck crew works to remove a car from its owner's backyard, where it was pushed by debris during Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek
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An outdoor sign under cloudy skies lists cancelled flights at Philadelphia International Airport caused by Hurricane Sandy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Laurence Kesterson

An outdoor sign under cloudy skies lists cancelled flights at Philadelphia International Airport caused by Hurricane Sandy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Laurence Kesterson
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An Amtrak police officer patrols the empty 30th Street Station after all rail travel was cancelled due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Laurence Kesterson

An Amtrak police officer patrols the empty 30th Street Station after all rail travel was cancelled due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Laurence Kesterson
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A tree entwined with power lines blocks Sleepy Hollow Road in Falls Church, Virginia, after Hurricane Sandy October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern U.S. awoke to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the densely populated region. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A tree entwined with power lines blocks Sleepy Hollow Road in Falls Church, Virginia, after Hurricane Sandy October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern U.S. awoke to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the densely populated region. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A car is partially submerged in flood waters on road leading to Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Chelsea Emery

A car is partially submerged in flood waters on road leading to Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Chelsea Emery
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One of many homes badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy is pictured in the Cosey Beach neighborhood of East Haven, Connecticut October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

One of many homes badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy is pictured in the Cosey Beach neighborhood of East Haven, Connecticut October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin
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Flood waters entered the Long Island Rail Road's west side yard in this handout photo from the MTA, in New York, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/MTA Long Island Rail Road/Handout

Flood waters entered the Long Island Rail Road's west side yard in this handout photo from the MTA, in New York, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/MTA Long Island Rail Road/Handout
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Damage after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline is seen in this U.S. Coast Guard handout photo in Brigantine, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/U.S.Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson/Handout

Damage after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline is seen in this U.S. Coast Guard handout photo in Brigantine, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/U.S.Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson/Handout
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A man walks past cottages along Roy Carpenter's Beach that were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in Matunuck, Rhode Island October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

A man walks past cottages along Roy Carpenter's Beach that were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in Matunuck, Rhode Island October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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A vehicle drives past a fallen tree limb caused by heavy snow during a blizzard caused by Hurricane Sandy in Garrett County, western Maryland October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

A vehicle drives past a fallen tree limb caused by heavy snow during a blizzard caused by Hurricane Sandy in Garrett County, western Maryland October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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People help to salvage items from a cottage along Roy Carpenter's Beach that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in Matunuck, Rhode Island October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

People help to salvage items from a cottage along Roy Carpenter's Beach that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in Matunuck, Rhode Island October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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One of many homes badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy is pictured in the Cosey Beach neighborhood of East Haven, Connecticut October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

One of many homes badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy is pictured in the Cosey Beach neighborhood of East Haven, Connecticut October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin
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Debris and water covers the roads in East Haven, Connecticut after Hurricane Sandy hit the area October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Debris and water covers the roads in East Haven, Connecticut after Hurricane Sandy hit the area October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin
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The South Ferry subway station entrance in Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is seen in this handout photo from the MTA, in New York, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/MTA Long Island Rail Road/Handout

The South Ferry subway station entrance in Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is seen in this handout photo from the MTA, in New York, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/MTA Long Island Rail Road/Handout
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A front-end loader removes sand from Atlantic Avenue following the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek

A front-end loader removes sand from Atlantic Avenue following the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek
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Damage after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline is seen in this U.S. Coast Guard handout photo in Brigantine, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/U.S.Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson/Handout

Damage after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline is seen in this U.S. Coast Guard handout photo in Brigantine, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/U.S.Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson/Handout
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Damage after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline is seen in this U.S. Coast Guard handout photo in Brigantine, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/U.S.Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson/Handout

Damage after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline is seen in this U.S. Coast Guard handout photo in Brigantine, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/U.S.Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson/Handout
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Firefighters prepare to pump Hurricane Sandy floodwaters from Bennett Avenue in Wildwood, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

Firefighters prepare to pump Hurricane Sandy floodwaters from Bennett Avenue in Wildwood, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer
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A pathway to the beach from the boardwalk is buried in sand up to the railings, at a beach in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek

A pathway to the beach from the boardwalk is buried in sand up to the railings, at a beach in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek
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Members of the Patchogue Fire Department escort stranded residents from their homes on a boat in Patchogue, New York, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Members of the Patchogue Fire Department escort stranded residents from their homes on a boat in Patchogue, New York, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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The skyline of New York is pictured at night on October 1, 2012, (top), and pictured in darkness in the early morning hours of October 30, 2012, in this combination photo. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn/Eduardo Munoz

The skyline of New York is pictured at night on October 1, 2012, (top), and pictured in darkness in the early morning hours of October 30, 2012, in this combination photo. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn/Eduardo Munoz
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Residents look over the remains of burned homes in the Rockaways section of New York, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Residents look over the remains of burned homes in the Rockaways section of New York, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford
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A playground apparatus stands surrounded by water pushed up by Hurricane Sandy in Bellport, New York, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A playground apparatus stands surrounded by water pushed up by Hurricane Sandy in Bellport, New York, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A huge fire that erupted as Hurricane Sandy ripped through New York City with near-hurricane force winds in the neighborhood Breezy Point in the borough of Queens in New York, is pictured in this image taken from video, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/REUTERS TV

A huge fire that erupted as Hurricane Sandy ripped through New York City with near-hurricane force winds in the neighborhood Breezy Point in the borough of Queens in New York, is pictured in this image taken from video, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/REUTERS TV
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