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WWI-hit French cathedral gets German restoration work

5 June 2011 Last updated at 10:56 BST

It is one of the most recognisable symbols of France, and this year it is 800 years old.

Reims Cathedral was almost destroyed during World War I as German troops tried to reach Paris.

The cathedral has undergone major renovations and is now marking its landmark anniversary with stained glass windows designed by a German artist.

Christian Fraser reports from Reims.