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Notre-Dame fire: Paris surveys aftermath of cathedral blaze

Debris piled up in the Nore-Dame Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Hundreds of millions of euros have been pledged to rebuild the cathedral

Parisians are examining the full extent of a massive fire at Notre-Dame cathedral.

The fire, which brought down the spire and roof, was declared under control almost nine hours after it started.

President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the 12th Century cathedral, describing the blaze as a "terrible tragedy". Hundreds of millions of euros have already been pledged.

Images from inside and outside the cathedral show the extent of the damage.

Inspectors are seen on the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral Image copyright AFP
Image caption Inspectors study damage caused by the blaze, the day after it broke out
Notre-Dame Cathedral Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Sections of the cathedral were under scaffolding as part of extensive renovations
The Notre-Dame roof after the blaze Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The fire engulfed the cathedral's roof and caused its spire to collapse
Flames and smoke are seen as the interior burns Image copyright AFP
Image caption In this image taken on Monday evening, the flames can be seen taking hold of the roof
The steeple collapses as smoke and flames engulf the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris Image copyright AFP
Image caption The building's spire and roof collapsed but the main structure was saved
The spire collapses while flames are burning the roof of the Notre-Dame Cathedral Image copyright EPA
Image caption President Emmanuel Macron called it a "terrible tragedy" and vowed to restore the landmark
Flames and smoke are seen billowing from Notre-Dame's roof Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The Paris prosecutor's office says it has opened an inquiry into "accidental deconstruction by fire"
French firefighters at the scene of the fire at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris Image copyright Pompiers de Paris/PA
Image caption The fire was declared completely extinguished on Tuesday morning
Composite image of Notre-Dame cathedral before and after the fire Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Notre-Dame cathedral pictured before and after the fire

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