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Lightning Strikes Empire State Building During Intense New York City Thunderstorm (PHOTO)

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Thunder shook New York City on Tuesday evening, and one talented photographer managed to catch the spectacular moment when a bolt of lightning struck the iconic Empire State Building.

William Anderson captured the photo with an iPhone 5s from a 40th floor balcony in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood and posted it to Instagram (@thewilliamanderson). The striking shot proves once again that some of the world's most beautiful photos can come from the smartphone in your pocket. Take a look.


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