Notre-Dame fire: Images show damage to cathedral's interior

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image captionExperts believe reconstruction work could take decades

Hundreds of millions of euros have been pledged to renovate Notre-Dame cathedral after Monday's devastating blaze.

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed that the Unesco World Heritage site will be rebuilt "even more beautifully", but some experts have warned that reconstruction could take decades.

Images from the cathedral's interior show the extent of the damage.

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image captionFirefighters have sent a drone to survey the scale of destruction in the Gothic building
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image captionThe blaze quickly tore across the roof of the cathedral before firefighters managed to halt its spread
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image captionThe cathedral's spire was also destroyed in the blaze
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image captionDebris lies around the cathedral floor after the fire
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image captionDeputy Interior Minister Laurent Nuñez said the structure was in good condition "overall" but that "some vulnerabilities" had been found
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image captionPhotos show at least one of the rose windows survived the fire
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image captionAnd many of the statues at Notre-Dame had been removed in the days before the fire because of ongoing renovation works
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image captionA number of historical and religious artefacts were also saved from the blaze and have been moved to safety
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image captionWhile President Macron has called for repairs to conclude within five years, experts warn it could take decades to fix the iconic cathedral

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