Lightning splinters the sky over Twentynine Palms, Calif., on Aug. 8, 2005.
Lightning strikes, Chicago
Lightning hammers Chicago.
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Lightning, Tuscon, Arizona
A bolt strikes in the heart of Tucson, Ariz., during a dramatic monsoon sunset.
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Lighting strike, Donnellson, Iowa
Lighting crackles over a barn surrounded by a soybean crop in Donnellson, Iowa,on July 13, 2012.
Lightning, Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos, Chile
Eerie lightning flashes around an ash plume above the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos, Chile, on June 5, 2011.
Lightning, Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Osorno City, Chile
Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near Osorno City, Chile, on June 5, 2011.
Lightning strikes St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican
A bolt from the blue: The dome of St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican takes a direct hit on Feb. 11, 2013.
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Lightning, New Delhi, India
Lightning strikes over the Connaught Place area of New Delhi, India, on July 6, 2012.
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Lighting near the Parthenon in Athens, Greece
Message from Zeus: Lighting strikes near the Parthenon, on the Acropolis overlooking Athens, Greece, October 14, 2012.
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Lightning, Dhaka, Bangladesh
An ominous purple cloud zaps the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Lightning, Rafah, Gaza Strip
Cloud-to-cloud lightning illuminates the skyline of Rafah in the Gaza Strip on April 28, 2011.
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Rainbow and lightning strike at Little Arkansas River, Wichita, Kansas
The full monty: A rainbow and lightning strike from the banks of the Little Arkansas River is seen near downtown Wichita, Kan., on May 19, 2012.
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Lightning strike, Moore, Oklahoma
Twister's aftermath: Lightning strikes during a thunderstorm as tornado survivors search for belongings at the site of their devastated home in Moore, Okla., on May 23, 2013.
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Lightning strikes near Las Vegas, Nevada
Lightning strikes northwest of the Las Vegas Beltway during a thunderstorm early Sept. 13, 2011, in Nevada.
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Lightning over Grand Canyon National Park
Double bolts of cloud-to-ground lightning strike over Grand Canyon National Park, as seen from the north rim.
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Lightning, Tel Aviv, Israel
Thunderbolts light up the sky over Tel Aviv, Israel, during a rain storm on Nov. 22, 2012.
Lightning over Arizona
Sound and fury: Lightning cleaves blue skies over Arizona during a violent thunderstorm.
Ship and lightning near Lebanon
Lightning illuminates the sky as a freighter sails off the coast of Lebanon near Beirut on Oct. 29, 2008.
Lightning over Zhuhai, Guangdong province, China
Lightning flashes in the sky over the city of Zhuhai in China's Guangdong province on May 22, 2013.
Lightning strike near Gila Bend, Arizona
A massive lightning strike crashes down east of Gila Bend, Ariz.
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Lightning near McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada
Lightning strikes just south of the McCarran International Airport air traffic control tower in Las Vegas during a powerful thunderstorm early Sept. 2, 2003.
Lightning, Clearwater, Kansas
Lightning bolts down from a tornadic thunderstorm passing over Clearwater, Kan., field on May 19, 2013.
Lighting over Madrid, Spain, Christopher Columbus monument
Lightning rends the sky above a Christopher Columbus monument in Colon Square in Madrid on July 26, 2012.
Lightning in Chicago
Lightning strikes in Chicago near the Willis Tower.
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Lightning strikes Tokyo Tower in Japan
Lightning strikes the Tokyo Tower in Japan's capital on Sept. 7, 2008.
Lightning strike, Twentynine Palms, California
Lightning streaks across the skies of Twentynine Palms, Calif., during a monsoon on Aug. 8, 2005.
Lightning, Srebrenica Genocide Memorial in Potocari, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Lightning illuminates the sky over the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial in Potocari, Bosnia-Herzegovina on July 10, 2012, the night before a mass burial was held at the site near Srebrenica.
Lightning strikes the CN Tower, Toronto, Canada
Lightning strikes the CN Tower during a thunderstorm in Toronto on May 29, 2011.
Lightning, Belgrade, Serbia
Lightning bolts crackle over buildings during a thunderstorm in Belgrade, Serbia, on June 8, 2011.
Lightning, New York City
The New York Times Building in New York City is struck by lightning on June 10, 2008.
Ligtning, Bangkok, Thailand
Bolts over Bangkok: The skyline of Thailand's capital city frames this strike on Sept. 20, 2012.
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US armored vehicle and lightning strike, Kandahar province, Afghanistan
An armored vehicle from the Centurion Company, 2-1 Infantry Battalion, 5/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team is framed by a bolt of lightning during a storm at Combat Outpost Terminator in the Maiwand district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on April 19, 2010.
Lightning, Jakarta, Indonesia
Lightning rips over the Jakarta, Indonesia, skyline on March 3, 2013, during monsoon rains.
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Lightning over One World Trade Center, New York City
A bright bolt of lightning strikes over the 104-story One World Trade Center in New York City during a thunderstorm, as seen from the Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J., on June 2, 2013.
Lightning strike, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Lightning strikes like this one cause a weather delay during the final round of the U.S. Women's Open at The Broadmoor golf course in Colorado Springs, Colo., on July 10, 2011.
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Lightning strikes Turning Torso building in Malmo, Sweden
Lightning strikes the 623-foot-high Turning Torso building in Malmo, Sweden, on June 7, 2011.
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Lightning, Patterson, Arkansas
Lightning flashes across the skies of Patterson, Ark., on April 10, 2013.
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Lightning, St. Joseph Cathedral, Hanoi, Vietnam
Lighting strikes over St. Joseph Cathedral during a storm in Hanoi, Vietnam, on July 14, 2012.
Lightning over Mexico City
Lightning flashes during a thunderstorm over Mexico City on April 11, 2012.
Lightning, Searchlight, Nevada
A dramatic burst of lightning near the town of Searchlight, Nev., on June 8, 2006.
Lightning bolt, Turner Field, Atlanta
Usher Brent Mole stands along a wall as lightning strikes across the sky during a storm delay for the MLB National League baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets at Turner Field in Atlanta on June 15, 2011.
Lightning, Berlin, Germany
Lightning bolts tear through the sky over buildings Berlin on June 29, 2012.
Lightning in Atlit near Haifa, Israel
Lightning strikes over a pier during a storm in Atlit, near the northern Israeli city of Haifa on Oct. 25, 2012.
Muslim pilgrim on Mount Noor, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
As lighting bolts down in the background, a Muslim pilgrim sits at the top of Mount Noor near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 21, 2012. Muslims believe Prophet Mohammad received the first words of the Koran through Gabriel on the mountain, and pilgrims' the ascent is part of the annual hajj pilgrimage to the holy city.