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Lightning strikes One World Trade Center

Lightning strikes One World Trade Center in Manhattan as the sun sets behind the city after a summer storm in New York. Credit: Reuters\Lucas Jackson

A photographer has caught the dramatic moment that lightning struck One World Trade Center during a summer storm that lashed New York City yesterday evening.

Lightning strikes above the Manhattan skyline during sunset after a summer storm in New York July 2, 2014. Credit: Reuters\Lucas Jackson

The dramatic images were captured by photographer Lucas Jackson as torrential rain and thunderstorms swept across New York and Tropical Storm Arthur threatened parts of the East Coast.

Joseph Rojas and Abigail Zolotarsky embrace as lightning strikes One World Trade Center in Manhattan during sunset after a summer storm. Credit: Reuters\Lucas Jackson

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