Sunday 20 October 2019

In Pictures: Inside the Notre Dame Cathedral before devastating blaze

(FILES) this file photograph taken on June 26, 2018,shows stained-glass windows at Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris. - Crowds of stunned Parisians and tourists -- some crying, others offering prayers -- watched on in horror in central Paris on April 15, 2019, as flames engulfed the Notre-Dame Cathedral. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) this file photograph taken on June 26, 2018,shows stained-glass windows at Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris. - Crowds of stunned Parisians and tourists -- some crying, others offering prayers -- watched on in horror in central Paris on April 15, 2019, as flames engulfed the Notre-Dame Cathedral. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) this file photograph taken on June 26, 2018, shows the transept at Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris. - Crowds of stunned Parisians and tourists -- some crying, others offering prayers -- watched on in horror in central Paris on April 15, 2019, as flames engulfed the Notre-Dame Cathedral. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) this file photograph taken on June 26, 2018, shows the heart and transept at Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris. - Crowds of stunned Parisians and tourists -- some crying, others offering prayers -- watched on in horror in central Paris on April 15, 2019, as flames engulfed the Notre-Dame Cathedral. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) this file photograph taken on June 26, 2018, shows visitors as they walk at Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris. - Crowds of stunned Parisians and tourists -- some crying, others offering prayers -- watched on in horror in central Paris on April 15, 2019, as flames engulfed the Notre-Dame Cathedral. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) this file photograph taken on June 26, 2018, shows worshippers as they arrive to take part in a mass at Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris. - Crowds of stunned Parisians and tourists -- some crying, others offering prayers -- watched on in horror in central Paris on April 15, 2019, as flames engulfed the Notre-Dame Cathedral. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) A file photo taken on June 26, 2018 shows sculptures and the steeple of Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris. - A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. A spokesman for the cathedral told AFP that the wooden structure supporting the roof was being gutted by the blaze. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) This file photo taken on June 28, 2017 shows the roof of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, as the monument needs a huge restoration. - A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. A spokesman for the cathedral told AFP that the wooden structure supporting the roof was being gutted by the blaze. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) This file photo taken on June 28, 2017 shows the roof of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, as the monument needs a huge restoration. - A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. A spokesman for the cathedral told AFP that the wooden structure supporting the roof was being gutted by the blaze. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) This file photo taken on June 28, 2017 shows the roof of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, as the monument needs a huge restoration. - A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. A spokesman for the cathedral told AFP that the wooden structure supporting the roof was being gutted by the blaze. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 30, 2012 shows the statue of Viollet le Duc, the architect and restorer of the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral in the 19th century, and the roof of the cathedral . - A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. A spokesman for the cathedral told AFP that the wooden structure supporting the roof was being gutted by the blaze. (Photo by PATRICK KOVARIK / AFP)PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 26, 2018, workers measure a wall as they start the restoration works on an ancient and damaged part of Notre Dame cathedral (cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris) in Paris. - A fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019 afternoon, potentially involving renovation works being carried out at the site, the fire service said. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 26, 2018, a worker walks in the restoration site on an ancient and damaged part of Notre Dame cathedral (cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris) in Paris. - A fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019 afternoon, potentially involving renovation works being carried out at the site, the fire service said. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES)This file photo taken on April 13, 2018 shows the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris in Paris. - A fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019 afternoon, potentially involving renovation works being carried out at the site, the fire service said. (Photo by Christophe SIMON / AFP)CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) A file photo taken on April 17, 2018 shows the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral in Paris. - A fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019 afternoon, potentially involving renovation works being carried out at the site, the fire service said. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP)PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) A file photo taken on July 15, 2018 shows the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, in the French capital Paris. - A fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019 afternoon, potentially involving renovation works being carried out at the site, the fire service said. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images

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