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WHOA. A giant lightning bolt just struck the world's tallest building

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A massive bolt of lightning just struck the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa — and a photographer was there to catch it the precise moment when it all happened.


To get the shot, photographer Michael Shainblum said that he spent more than four hours lying in the rain, until capturing just the moment that lightning struck.

Burj Khalifa is located in Dubai and measures at more than 2700 feet. No word yet on whether the tower suffered any damage from its brush with the storm.


Picture with permission of Michael Shainblum

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