Fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris
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Fire damages Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Experts inspect the damaged Notre Dame cathedral after the fire in Paris.

 (Kamil Zihnioglu / Associated Press)
Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

View of damage to Notre Dame Cathedral following a fire that devastated the landmark in Paris. The famed stained-glass windows in the cathedral survived the blaze.

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Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Debris fills the interior of the cathedral following a 12-hour firefight. 

 (Christophe Petit Tesson / EPA/Shutterstock)
Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

A hole is seen in the dome inside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris following the battle to extinguish flames, which claimed its spire and roof but spared its bell towers.

 (Christophe Petit Tesson / Associated Press)
Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

The fire at Notre Dame left a hole in the cathedral’s dome.

 (Christophe Petit Tesson / Associated Press)
Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Firefighters talk near a rose window of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Experts assessed the damage April 16 to establish next steps to save what remained the day after a devastating fire.

 (Thibault Camus / Associated Press)
Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Visitors came to see and photograph the damage at Notre Dame.

 (Christophe Ena / Associated Press)
Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Charred windows at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

 (Francois Mori / Associated Press)
Fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

An image taken from France Televisions video shows the fire damage inside the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

 (Associated Press)
Fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Workers inspect damage. The cathedral’s flying buttresses are seen at left and in the foreground. The slanted supports were invented at the cathedral to provide support to an “exceptionally tall structure,” says USC history professor Carolyn M. Malone.

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Fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Damage caused to Notre-Dame Cathedral following a major fire in Paris.

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Fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday, April 15, 2019. A ferocious and fast-moving blaze, which broke out about 6:45 p.m., destroyed large parts of the 850-year-old Gothic monument. (Thibault Camus / Associated Press)
Fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
The steeple collapses as smoke and flames engulf Notre Dame. A ferocious and fast-moving blaze, which broke out about 6:45 p.m., destroyed large parts of the 850-year-old Gothic monument in Paris. (Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt / AFP/Getty Images)
Fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris
Parisians gather on the Seine riverbank to look at the flames burning the roof of Notre Dame. A ferocious and fast-moving blaze, which broke out about 6:45 p.m., destroyed large parts of the 850-year-old Gothic monument in Paris. (Julien De Rosa / EPA)
Fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
People kneel as they pray outside and watch the Notre Dame fire. A ferocious and fast-moving blaze, which broke out about 6:45 p.m., destroyed large parts of the 850-year-old Gothic monument in Paris. (Eric Feferberg / AFP/Getty Images)
Fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
The view from Montparnasse Tower shows flames and smoke at Notre Dame. A ferocious and fast-moving blaze, which broke out about 6:45 p.m., destroyed large parts of the 850-year-old Gothic monument in Paris. (Philippe Lopez / AFP/Getty Images)
Fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Notre Dame. A ferocious and fast-moving blaze, which broke out about 6:45 p.m., destroyed large parts of the 850-year-old Gothic monument in Paris. (Fouad Maghrane / AFP/Getty Images)
Fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Firefighters douse the facade of Notre Dame. A ferocious and fast-moving blaze, which broke out about 6:45 p.m., destroyed large parts of the 850-year-old Gothic monument in Paris. (Zakaria Abdelkafi / AFP/Getty Images)
Fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris
Notre Dame. A ferocious and fast-moving blaze, which broke out about 6:45 p.m., destroyed large parts of the 850-year-old Gothic monument in Paris. (Veronique de Viguerie / Getty Images)
Fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris
Notre Dame. A ferocious and fast-moving blaze, which broke out about 6:45 p.m., destroyed large parts of the 850-year-old Gothic monument in Paris. (Ian Langsdon / EPA)
Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
The roof of Notre Dame after the massive fire. A ferocious and fast-moving blaze, which broke out about 6:45 p.m., destroyed large parts of the 850-year-old Gothic monument in Paris. (Yoan Valat / EPA)
Fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Smoke and flames rise from a fire at the landmark Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris. (Francois Guillot / AFP/Getty Images)
Fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
The roof at the back of Notre Dame Cathedral, behind the nave, is in flames. (Francois Guillot / AFP/Getty Images)
Fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Seen from across the Seine River, smoke and flames rise from the fire at the landmark Notre Dame Cathedral. (Francois Guillot / AFP/Getty Images)
Fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Smokes ascends as flames rise during the fire at the landmark Notre Dame Cathedral. (Francois Guillot / AFP/Getty Images)
Fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris
Massive plumes of smoke fill the air above Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. (Lori Hinant / Associated Press)
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