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Lightning strikes Christ the Redeemer in Brazil
The 130-foot tall Christ the Redeemer statue was struck by lightning in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during a Sunday thunderstorm. As you can see above, the strike made for a pretty amazing photograph. Thankfully, the monument suffered only minimal damage as a result of the jolt.
Back in July, Christ the Redeemer was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and it inspires millions of visits from tourists and religious pilgrims per year.