Pictures of famous buildings struck by lightning

  • Burj Khalifa

    The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa was recently struck by a bolt of lightning. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, captured this beautiful moment and shared it on his Instagram handle with the caption, 'Lightning Hotspot.'

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    Similar dramatic lightning storms have been captured striking iconic landmarks around the world on several occasions.

    The Statue of Liberty, New York

    Statue of Liberty

    Taj Mahal, Agra

    Taj Mahal

    CN Tower, Toronto


    Empire State Building, New York

    Empire building

    Red square, Moscow

    Red Square

    Pyramid, Egypt


    Pyramids in Giza, Egypt

    Giza Pyrmid

    Opera House, Sydney

    Opera House Sydney

    Tower bridge, London

    London Bridge

    Marina Bay sands, Singapore

    Marina Bay

    Eiffel Tower, Paris

    Eiffel Tower