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In pictures: Notre Dame fire aftermath as French president vows to rebuild

The world was aghast after the cathedral went up in flames.

The sun rises between the two towers of Notre Dame cathedral after fire devastated the building (AP)
The sun rises between the two towers of Notre Dame cathedral after fire devastated the building (AP)

Construction teams have started assembling equipment at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after fire ravaged the landmark building.

President Emmanuel Macron has set a five-year deadline for restoration of the cathedral and more than 880 million euro (£760 million) has already been donated to the effort.

Scenes of destruction inside the cathedral (Christophe Petit Tesson via AP)
The hole in the roof can be seen from inside after the fire caused the spire to collapse (Christopher Petit Tesson/AP)
There was anguish on the streets of Paris as a vigil was held on the night after the blaze (Kamil Zihnioglu/AP)
Firefighters battled for 12 hours to save the structure from complete destruction (Christophe Petit Tesson via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron told the nation he wants to see Notre Dame rebuilt within five years (Yoan Valat via AP)
Hundreds of millions of euro have been pledged towards building work already (AP)
A massive crane and planks of wood have already been delivered to the cathedral (Francisco Sepo/AP)
A number of artifacts were rescued from the blaze (Henri Garat/Ville de Paris via AP/PA)
A number of precious items were thankfully able to be salvaged (Henri Garat/Ville de Paris via AP)
The Notre Dame Cathedral is reflected in a wine glass as a customer eats nearby the cathedral in Paris (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
One of the iconic stained glass windows of the cathedral (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
A French artist works on a painting of the cathedral (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)



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