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Watch: Lightning Strikes Dubai's Burj Khalifa

A photographer captured the moment the bolt hit the tallest building on Earth


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Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Photographer Brian Hawkins was in Dubai yesterday as a storm was hitting, and he captured the moment lightning struck the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on Earth. He posted this stunning time-lapse video to Instagram and wrote:

After shooting all day and heading home late, a storm started rolling in. @shainblumphotography and I agreed we needed to capture this rare event so we spent hours waiting in the Business Bay for a chance to catch some lightning strikes. We both scored great photos and I also captured this timelapse.

(H/T Slate)

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Unreal

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Go away

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Beautiful

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bdgrizcp

Lightning hits high rise buildings all the time. Once I was up on the roof of a 22 floor hotel and noticed a number of lightning rods missing. I called the contractor who installed the system and he said it happens all the time, then sent me some replacement spikes.

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