A #thunderstorm explodes into the #sky near Arcadia, #Oklahoma on March 25, 2015. This was a beautiful sight to see for sure! We get to see #storms grow twice as high as Mount Everest regularly! #amazing #weather #planetearth #earthpix #nakedplanet #clouds #sky #oklahomasky #oklahomaskies #oklahomaweather #spring #cumulonimbus #stormy #beautiful #pretty #stormchasing #natgeo #mothernature #atmosphere

Top Shot: A Spark in the Dark

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen. The Daily Dozen is 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors each day from thousands of recent uploads. Our community has the chance to vote for their favorite from the selection.

Volcán de Fuego or “Volcano of Fire” erupts in Guatemala. The stratovolcano lies approximately 10 miles to the west of Antigua and frequently erupts at a low level, but larger euptions like the one pictured are rare. Photograph by Diego Rizzo.

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Too Young to Wed: The secret world of child brides

Every year, throughout the world, millions of young girls are forced into marriage. Child marriage is outlawed in many countries and international agreements forbid the practice yet this tradition still spans continents, language, religion and caste.

Over an eight-year period, photographer Stephanie Sinclair has investigated the phenomenon of child marriage in India, Yemen, Afghanistan, Nepal and Ethiopia. Her multimedia presentation, produced in association with National Geographic, synthesizes this body of work into a call to action.

Read the full story ‘Child Brides’ for the National Geographic by Cynthia Gorney and view the photo gallery by Pulitzer Center grantee Stephanie Sinclair. 

Top Shot: Water, Whirled

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A waterspout spins off the coast of Ngamba Island in Lake Victoria, Uganda. Photograph by Julia Cumes.

A #supercell #thunderstorm moves over the #Kansas prairie on May 11, 2014. This #storm produced a couple of brief tornadoes, large hail, and amazing #lightning along its path. #weather #nature #sky #skylovers #beautiful #amazing #pretty #mothernature #adventure #stormy #stormchasing #stormchasers #meteorology #instagood #bestoftheday #igsky #clouds #incredible #lightningstrike #kansassky #kansasweather #kswx #natgeo #earthpix #nakedplanet

Top Shot: Scandinavian Sky Show

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An aurora plays out over a mountain in northern Norway, shortly after a layer of clouds had cleared. Photograph by Stefan Hefele.

#Tornado north of Cherokee, #Oklahoma on April 14, 2012. This #twister was part of a family of tornadoes across northwest Oklahoma. #weather #nature #natgeo #sky #storm #stormy #stormchasers #stormchasing #stormscape #funnelcloud #thunderstorms #Oklahomasky #oklahomaskies #greatplains #tornadoalley #supercell #skylovers