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#BREAKING Notre-Dame's main structure is "saved and preserved" after fire, says Paris fire official
#BREAKING French President Macron says the "worst has been avoided" in Notre-Dame fire
#BREAKING 'We will rebuild Notre-Dame", says French President Macron
#UPDATE Paris fire brigade chief Jean-Claude Gallet said "we can consider that the main structure of Notre-Dame has been saved and preserved"
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Paris was struck in its very heart as flames devoured the roof of Notre-Dame, the medieval cathedral made famous by Victor Hugo, its two massive towers flanked with gargoyles instantly recognisable even by people who have never visited the city u.afp.com/JNYT
AFP floor plan, factfile and history of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

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Notre-Dame - burning soul of the French nation.

📷 Parisians watch was their beloved cathedral burns. The heartbreaking sight drew crowds onto the streets and to viewpoints where many knelt to pray, cry or stand in stunned silence

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Over 850 years, Notre-Dame de Paris survived the French Revolution, two world wars, terror threats and pollution.

📷 Notre-Dame in 1944 and 1945. Its massive bell announced the liberation of the Paris from Nazi control on August 24, 1944
Glimpse inside a burning heart.

Smoke rises in front of the altar cross while the roof of Notre-Dame burns

📷 Philippe Wojazer
#BREAKING Notre-Dame fire "under control, partially extinguished": firefighters
"The fire is completely under control. It is partially extinguished, there are residual fires to put out."

Paris firefighters have spent hours battling the devastating blaze at Notre-Dame, saving the main structure of the Gothic cathedral from total destruction
Some Notre-Dame treasures saved by French firefighters

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Two irreplaceable artifacts have been rescued -- the Crown of Thorns, a relic of the passion of Christ and the tunic allegedly worn by Saint Louis
At the height of the fire.

A TV screen grab shows Notre-Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames
Fate of the Roses.

The survival of Notre-Dame's three great stained-glass Rose windows, each of which tells a Bible story, is still uncertain.

At least one appeared still intact after firefighters spent hours battling the blaze that engulfed the UNESCO-Listed cathedral
Notre-Dame inferno.

What we know so far: u.afp.com/JNgP
Our Lady is burning.

Click on -- u.afp.com/JNg2 -- for a selection of Topshots by @AFP photographers of the inferno that engulfed Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral

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#BREAKING French magnate Arnault, LVMH pledge 200 mn euros for Notre-Dame
YouTube accidentally links Notre-Dame fire to 9/11 attacks
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#BREAKING Pope Francis is "praying for French Catholics and for the people of Paris in face of the terrible fire which has ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral": Vatican
VIDEO: Cries of sorrow as the spectacular Gothic spire of Notre-Dame collapses before the eyes of horrified onlookers
#UPDATE Pledges pour in to help rebuild Notre-Dame after fire
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