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Rebuilding the fire-damaged Notre-Dame Cathedral

Workmen plaster stonework as they rappel down a vault at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, which was damaged in a devastating fire two years ago, as restoration works continue in Paris, France, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

Workmen plaster stonework as they rappel down a vault at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, which was damaged in a devastating fire two years ago, as restoration works continue in Paris, France, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

Workmen plaster stonework as they rappel down a vault at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, which was damaged in a devastating fire two years ago, as restoration works continue in Paris, France, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS
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Workers at the reconstruction site of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

Workers at the reconstruction site of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

Workers at the reconstruction site of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool
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Wooden beams supporting a vault are pictured at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

Wooden beams supporting a vault are pictured at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

Wooden beams supporting a vault are pictured at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS
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An employee works on an oak tree to be used to rebuild the spire and the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, in the Berce forest in Jupilles, France, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

An employee works on an oak tree to be used to rebuild the spire and the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, in the Berce forest in Jupilles, France, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

An employee works on an oak tree to be used to rebuild the spire and the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, in the Berce forest in Jupilles, France, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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An employee prepares to fell an oak tree to be used to rebuild the spire and the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in the Berce forest in Jupilles, France, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

An employee prepares to fell an oak tree to be used to rebuild the spire and the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in the Berce forest in Jupilles, France, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

An employee prepares to fell an oak tree to be used to rebuild the spire and the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in the Berce forest in Jupilles, France, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A view shows the reconstruction site of the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

A view shows the reconstruction site of the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

A view shows the reconstruction site of the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool
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Workers at the reconstruction site of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

Workers at the reconstruction site of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

Workers at the reconstruction site of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool
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Busy workers are seen near a stained glass window under the vaults at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

Busy workers are seen near a stained glass window under the vaults at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

Busy workers are seen near a stained glass window under the vaults at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS
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View of the reconstruction site of the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

View of the reconstruction site of the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

View of the reconstruction site of the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool
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Scaffolding under a vault is pictured at the reconstruction site at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

Scaffolding under a vault is pictured at the reconstruction site at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

Scaffolding under a vault is pictured at the reconstruction site at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS
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A general view of the main scaffolding under the vaults at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

A general view of the main scaffolding under the vaults at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

A general view of the main scaffolding under the vaults at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS
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Construction plans are laid out under a vault at the reconstruction site at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

Construction plans are laid out under a vault at the reconstruction site at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

Construction plans are laid out under a vault at the reconstruction site at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS
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A bird statue is seen at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

A bird statue is seen at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

A bird statue is seen at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool
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A worker looks at the roof of the reconstruction site at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

A worker looks at the roof of the reconstruction site at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

A worker looks at the roof of the reconstruction site at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS
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Bags of lead are seen at the reconstruction site of the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

Bags of lead are seen at the reconstruction site of the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

Bags of lead are seen at the reconstruction site of the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool
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Workers at the reconstruction site of the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

Workers at the reconstruction site of the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

Workers at the reconstruction site of the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool
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Employees measure an oak tree to be used to rebuild the spire and the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in the Berce forest in Jupilles, France, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Employees measure an oak tree to be used to rebuild the spire and the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in the Berce forest in Jupilles, France, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Employees measure an oak tree to be used to rebuild the spire and the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in the Berce forest in Jupilles, France, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A workman stands on scaffolding under a vault at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

A workman stands on scaffolding under a vault at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

A workman stands on scaffolding under a vault at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS
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Workers look at the vaults at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

Workers look at the vaults at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

Workers look at the vaults at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS
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French President Emmanuel Macron, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and French Army General Jean-Louis Georgelin, in charge of Notre-Dame Cathedral reconstruction, visit the reconstruction site, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

French President Emmanuel Macron, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and French Army General Jean-Louis Georgelin, in charge of Notre-Dame Cathedral reconstruction, visit the reconstruction site, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

French President Emmanuel Macron, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and French Army General Jean-Louis Georgelin, in charge of Notre-Dame Cathedral reconstruction, visit the reconstruction site, April 15, 2021. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS
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A crane and scaffolding at the reconstruction site of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

A crane and scaffolding at the reconstruction site of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

A crane and scaffolding at the reconstruction site of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool
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A worker at the reconstruction site of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

A worker at the reconstruction site of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

A worker at the reconstruction site of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool
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Scaffolding at the reconstruction site at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

Scaffolding at the reconstruction site at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

Scaffolding at the reconstruction site at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool
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View of the reconstruction site of the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

View of the reconstruction site of the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

View of the reconstruction site of the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool
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Workers at the reconstruction site of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

Workers at the reconstruction site of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

Workers at the reconstruction site of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool
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