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Catastrophic fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
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Flames rise from Notre Dame cathedral as it burns in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. Massive plumes of yellow brown smoke are filling the air above Notre Dame Cathedral and ash is falling on tourists and others around the center of Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
PARIS — A massive fire engulfed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of the French capital Monday, toppling its spire and sending thick plumes of smoke high into the blue sky as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below.