A huge thunderstorm saw lightning hit the newly completed One World Trade Center making for dramatic scenes in New York on Sunday evening as storms battered the city and raged across the east coast of America.
The thunderstorm provided New Yorkers some much-needed relief from a weekend of sweltering temperatures while also providing one keen photographer the opportunity to capture these dramatic images.
Storms flattened trees and utility poles in parts of northern New England, delayed flights in New York City and caused a tornado to touch down in South Carolina.
Super storm: New York and the east coast of the US were battered by strong winds and rain. The storm caused power cuts leaving many still without electricity on Monday