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Notre-Dame fire: Images of the blaze at Paris icon

A massive fire has engulfed the Parisian landmark of Notre-Dame, bringing down the cathedral's spire and roof.

Firefighters have surrounded the iconic 12th Century building, famed for its stained glass, flying buttresses and carved gargoyles.

Crowds of Parisians and tourists looked on as the flames took hold.

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Image caption The spire was quickly engulfed in flames
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Image caption An image of the steeple taken last year, contrasted with Monday's blaze
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Image caption Firefighters tackle the blaze as dusk draws in
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Image caption The extent of the blaze could be seen from a huge distance
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Image caption The damage to the iconic building will have a lasting impact on the French people
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