The 850 year old Notre Dame Cathedral has been engulfed in fire, with the iconic spire totally destroyed. It remains to be seen what will be left of the structure once the blaze has been extinguished.
The Cathedral is seen as one of the most important national symbols of France surviving since the 1200s.
Although the cause is unknown at present, speculation has been pointed towards restoration work which was being carried out at the Cathedral. Last year the Roman Catholic church launched an appeal to raise money for the restoration work in a bid to save the ancient building for future generations.
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