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Lightning Strikes London Skyscraper

Image: The famous Shard skyscraper was struck by lighting in London
The famous Shard skyscraper was struck by lighting in London on May 22. Michael Hoskinson / @aiaworldwid

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The Shard, a London skyscraper, captured the world's attention on Thursday after a dramatic photo posted on Twitter showed lightning striking the building.

The Shard, which opened in 2012, is western Europe's tallest building. The skyscraper is 87 stories high and includes offices, restaurants, apartments and a hotel.

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