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Stunned onlookers watch as Notre-Dame burns

A woman prays next to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15. Hundreds of people lined the banks of the Seine river late into the night as the fire raged, reciting prayers and singing liturgical music in harmony as they stood in vigil. 

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A woman prays next to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15. Hundreds of people lined the banks of the Seine river late into the night as the fire raged, reciting prayers and singing liturgical music in harmony as they stood in vigil. ...more

A woman prays next to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15. Hundreds of people lined the banks of the Seine river late into the night as the fire raged, reciting prayers and singing liturgical music in harmony as they stood in vigil. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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People watch at Notre Dame Cathedral burns.     REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

People watch at Notre Dame Cathedral burns. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

People watch at Notre Dame Cathedral burns. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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People pray next to Notre Dame Cathedral after it suffered heavy damage from a fire. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

People pray next to Notre Dame Cathedral after it suffered heavy damage from a fire. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

People pray next to Notre Dame Cathedral after it suffered heavy damage from a fire. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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People react near the Notre Dame Cathedral. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

People react near the Notre Dame Cathedral. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

People react near the Notre Dame Cathedral. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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People pray and sing religious songs next to Notre Dame Cathedral after a fire broke out. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

People pray and sing religious songs next to Notre Dame Cathedral after a fire broke out. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

People pray and sing religious songs next to Notre Dame Cathedral after a fire broke out. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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People watch as smoke billows from Notre Dame Cathedral.  
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People watch as smoke billows from Notre Dame Cathedral. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

People watch as smoke billows from Notre Dame Cathedral. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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People pray and sing religious songs next to Notre Dame Cathedral after a fire broke out.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

People pray and sing religious songs next to Notre Dame Cathedral after a fire broke out. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

People pray and sing religious songs next to Notre Dame Cathedral after a fire broke out. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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People pray next to Notre Dame Cathedral after it suffered heavy damage from a fire. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

People pray next to Notre Dame Cathedral after it suffered heavy damage from a fire. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

People pray next to Notre Dame Cathedral after it suffered heavy damage from a fire. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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People pray next to Notre Dame Cathedral. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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