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The blaze collapsed the cathedral's spire and spread to one of its landmark rectangular towers. A spokesman said the entire wooden frame of the cathedral would likely come down, and that the vault of the edifice could be threatened too. Photo courtesy Tom S./The English Wikipedia

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Catastrophic Fire Engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

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