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When lightning strikes

Lightning illuminates the sky above the Swiss Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland, May 2018. 


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Lightning illuminates the sky above the Swiss Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland, May 2018. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Lightning illuminates the sky above the Swiss Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland, May 2018. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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General view as lightning strikes over the city of London, May 2018. REUTERS/Tom Jacobs

General view as lightning strikes over the city of London, May 2018. REUTERS/Tom Jacobs

General view as lightning strikes over the city of London, May 2018. REUTERS/Tom Jacobs
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Lightning strikes behind Las Vegas Strip casinos as a thunderstorm passes through Las Vegas, September 2017. 

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Lightning strikes behind Las Vegas Strip casinos as a thunderstorm passes through Las Vegas, September 2017. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Lightning strikes behind Las Vegas Strip casinos as a thunderstorm passes through Las Vegas, September 2017. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
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Volcanic lightning is seen at an eruption of Mount Sakurajima, in this photo taken from Tarumizu city, Kagoshima prefecture, southwestern Japan, February  2016. 


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Volcanic lightning is seen at an eruption of Mount Sakurajima, in this photo taken from Tarumizu city, Kagoshima prefecture, southwestern Japan, February 2016. REUTERS/Kyodo

Volcanic lightning is seen at an eruption of Mount Sakurajima, in this photo taken from Tarumizu city, Kagoshima prefecture, southwestern Japan, February 2016. REUTERS/Kyodo
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Lightning strikes One World Trade Center in Manhattan as the sun sets behind the city after a summer storm, July 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Lightning strikes One World Trade Center in Manhattan as the sun sets behind the city after a summer storm, July 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Lightning strikes One World Trade Center in Manhattan as the sun sets behind the city after a summer storm, July 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul, Iceland, April 2010. 
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Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul, Iceland, April 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul, Iceland, April 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Lightning strikes over buildings during heavy rainfall in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, China, September 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Lightning strikes over buildings during heavy rainfall in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, China, September 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Lightning strikes over buildings during heavy rainfall in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, China, September 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Lightning strikes over buildings at central Syntagma square during heavy rainfall in Athens, January 2015.   REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Lightning strikes over buildings at central Syntagma square during heavy rainfall in Athens, January 2015. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Lightning strikes over buildings at central Syntagma square during heavy rainfall in Athens, January 2015. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Lightning strikes over Lake Maracaibo in the village of Ologa, where the Catatumbo River feeds into the lake, in the western state of Zulia, Venezuela, October 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Lightning strikes over Lake Maracaibo in the village of Ologa, where the Catatumbo River feeds into the lake, in the western state of Zulia, Venezuela, October 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Lightning strikes over Lake Maracaibo in the village of Ologa, where the Catatumbo River feeds into the lake, in the western state of Zulia, Venezuela, October 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A lightening strikes the sky above the Jefferson Memorial after a severe storm in Washington, June 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

A lightening strikes the sky above the Jefferson Memorial after a severe storm in Washington, June 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

A lightening strikes the sky above the Jefferson Memorial after a severe storm in Washington, June 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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Lighting strikes over a barn surrounded by a soybean crop in Donnellson, Iowa, July 2012.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Lighting strikes over a barn surrounded by a soybean crop in Donnellson, Iowa, July 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Lighting strikes over a barn surrounded by a soybean crop in Donnellson, Iowa, July 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Lightning strikes near a ridge as a storm passes though Death Valley National Park in California just after sunset, July 2009.  REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Lightning strikes near a ridge as a storm passes though Death Valley National Park in California just after sunset, July 2009. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Lightning strikes near a ridge as a storm passes though Death Valley National Park in California just after sunset, July 2009. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
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Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near Osorno city in Chile, June 2011. 

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Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near Osorno city in Chile, June 2011. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near Osorno city in Chile, June 2011. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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Lightning is seen above buildings during a storm in central Shanghai, August 2012. REUTERS/Aly Song

Lightning is seen above buildings during a storm in central Shanghai, August 2012. REUTERS/Aly Song

Lightning is seen above buildings during a storm in central Shanghai, August 2012. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Usher Brent Mole stands along a wall as lightning strikes across the sky during a storm delay during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets in Atlanta, June 2011. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Usher Brent Mole stands along a wall as lightning strikes across the sky during a storm delay during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets in Atlanta, June 2011. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Usher Brent Mole stands along a wall as lightning strikes across the sky during a storm delay during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets in Atlanta, June 2011. REUTERS/Tami Chappell
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Lighting strikes over Saint Joseph cathedral during a storm in Hanoi, July 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Lighting strikes over Saint Joseph cathedral during a storm in Hanoi, July 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Lighting strikes over Saint Joseph cathedral during a storm in Hanoi, July 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Lightning strikes behind the Mandalay Bay and the Luxor hotel casinos as a thunderstorm passes through Las Vegas, September 2011. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Lightning strikes behind the Mandalay Bay and the Luxor hotel casinos as a thunderstorm passes through Las Vegas, September 2011. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Lightning strikes behind the Mandalay Bay and the Luxor hotel casinos as a thunderstorm passes through Las Vegas, September 2011. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
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Volcanic lightning or a dirty thunderstorm is seen above Shinmoedake peak as it erupts, between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, in Japan, January 2011. 

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Volcanic lightning or a dirty thunderstorm is seen above Shinmoedake peak as it erupts, between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, in Japan, January 2011. REUTERS/Minami-Nippon Shimbun

Volcanic lightning or a dirty thunderstorm is seen above Shinmoedake peak as it erupts, between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, in Japan, January 2011. REUTERS/Minami-Nippon Shimbun
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Lightning illuminates the sky offshore Beirut, October 2008. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Lightning illuminates the sky offshore Beirut, October 2008. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Lightning illuminates the sky offshore Beirut, October 2008. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Lightnings strike over buildings during a thunderstorm in Berlin, June 2012. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

Lightnings strike over buildings during a thunderstorm in Berlin, June 2012. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

Lightnings strike over buildings during a thunderstorm in Berlin, June 2012. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski
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Lightning flashes around the ash plume above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos, Chile, June 2011.

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Lightning flashes around the ash plume above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos, Chile, June 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Gutierrez

Lightning flashes around the ash plume above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos, Chile, June 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Gutierrez
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Lightning strikes over buildings during a thunderstorm in central Bangkok, March 2012. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Lightning strikes over buildings during a thunderstorm in central Bangkok, March 2012. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Lightning strikes over buildings during a thunderstorm in central Bangkok, March 2012. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang
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Lightning is seen during a storm under the Memorial Center in Potocari the night before a mass burial, near Srebrenica, Bosnia, July 2012. 

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Lightning is seen during a storm under the Memorial Center in Potocari the night before a mass burial, near Srebrenica, Bosnia, July 2012. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Lightning is seen during a storm under the Memorial Center in Potocari the night before a mass burial, near Srebrenica, Bosnia, July 2012. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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Lightning strikes the CN Tower during a thunderstorm in Toronto, May 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Lightning strikes the CN Tower during a thunderstorm in Toronto, May 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Lightning strikes the CN Tower during a thunderstorm in Toronto, May 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
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Lightning strikes over Bangkok, May 2010.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Lightning strikes over Bangkok, May 2010. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Lightning strikes over Bangkok, May 2010. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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Lightning strikes over buildings during a thunderstorm in Belgrade, June 2011. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Lightning strikes over buildings during a thunderstorm in Belgrade, June 2011. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Lightning strikes over buildings during a thunderstorm in Belgrade, June 2011. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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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 Maiwand District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, April 2010. 

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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 Maiwand District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, April 2010....more

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 Maiwand District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, April 2010. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne
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Lightning illuminates the sky during a thunderstorm over the Swiss Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland, July 2009. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

Lightning illuminates the sky during a thunderstorm over the Swiss Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland, July 2009. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

Lightning illuminates the sky during a thunderstorm over the Swiss Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland, July 2009. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer
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A sunflower field is seen in stormy weather near Donzere, southern France, August 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A sunflower field is seen in stormy weather near Donzere, southern France, August 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A sunflower field is seen in stormy weather near Donzere, southern France, August 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Lightning strikes as Mount Merapi volcano erupts spewing out towering clouds of hot gas and debris, as seen from Ketep village in Magelang, Indonesia's Central Java province, November 2010.


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Lightning strikes as Mount Merapi volcano erupts spewing out towering clouds of hot gas and debris, as seen from Ketep village in Magelang, Indonesia's Central Java province, November 2010. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Lightning strikes as Mount Merapi volcano erupts spewing out towering clouds of hot gas and debris, as seen from Ketep village in Magelang, Indonesia's Central Java province, November 2010. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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