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Lightning struck near the North Pole 48 times. It's not normal.

National Geographic Logo By Robin George Andrews of National Geographic | Slide 1 of 14: Lightning forks and rejoins itself over Table Mountain and Lion's Head  in Cape Town, South Africa.  Central Africa is the area of the world  where lightning strikes most frequently.

Lightning forks and rejoins itself over Table Mountain and Lion's Head in Cape Town, South Africa. Central Africa is the area of the world where lightning strikes most frequently.

© Photograph by Lynda Smith, My Shot

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