Notre-Dame fire: Paris surveys aftermath of cathedral blaze

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image captionHundreds of millions of euros have been pledged to rebuild the cathedral

Parisians are examining the full extent of a massive fire at Notre-Dame cathedral.

The fire, which brought down the spire and roof, was declared under control almost nine hours after it started.

President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the 12th Century cathedral, describing the blaze as a "terrible tragedy". Hundreds of millions of euros have already been pledged.

Images from inside and outside the cathedral show the extent of the damage.

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image captionInspectors study damage caused by the blaze, the day after it broke out
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image captionSections of the cathedral were under scaffolding as part of extensive renovations
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image captionThe fire engulfed the cathedral's roof and caused its spire to collapse
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image captionIn this image taken on Monday evening, the flames can be seen taking hold of the roof
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image captionThe building's spire and roof collapsed but the main structure was saved
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image captionPresident Emmanuel Macron called it a "terrible tragedy" and vowed to restore the landmark
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image captionThe Paris prosecutor's office says it has opened an inquiry into "accidental deconstruction by fire"
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image captionThe fire was declared completely extinguished on Tuesday morning
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image captionNotre-Dame cathedral pictured before and after the fire

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