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PIC By Mahmoud Hamdan/ CATERS NEWS- The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper hit by lightning…

This is the stunning image of what what happens when the tallest tower on earth is blasted by a massive lightning bolt.

The electrifying picture was taken by student Mahmoud Hamdan who was watching a huge thunderstorm roll in over Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

The Burj Khalifa, at 828m the world’s tallest skyscraper, captured Mahmoud’s eye as it was silhouetted against a purple night sky.

Then in a flash the 23-year-old student’s camera caught an incredible moment when a huge forking bolt of blue lighting struck the tower… SEE CATERS COPY

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French climber Alain Robert, a.k.a. 'Spiderman,' will climb the new Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Here, Robert climbs the front of the Ariane building, a 755 foot tower, on Oct. 8, 2009 in La Defense, outside Paris. (BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)

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