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Dec. 31, 2009, 8:23 a.m.
Pouring down

Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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Pouring down

A teenager uses his skateboard for cover during an afternoon thunderstorm on July 27 in New York City. During severe weather, lightning injured four men, including one critically, during a strike in Newark, N.J.