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    Ostankino Tower, Moscow, can be seen in the midst of an electric storm.

    Lightning is a truly marvellous natural phenomenon that had been terrifying humankind for ages before it was understood, as it was once considered the manifestation God's power and will.

    Although scientists had long ago proved that lightning bolts and thunderstorms are the result of electricity in the atmosphere rather than signs of divine will, the sight of lightning still makes some people hold their breath and shiver.

    And what could be more spectacular than to see than the world's famous landmarks illuminated by powerful lightning?

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