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Rebuilding Notre-Dame Cathedral

Workers stand next to an excavator robot during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, France July 17, 2019. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Workers stand next to an excavator robot during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, France July 17, 2019. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Workers stand next to an excavator robot during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, France July 17, 2019. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS
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A worker stands next to a scaffolding during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

A worker stands next to a scaffolding during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

A worker stands next to a scaffolding during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS
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Historical statues stored in front of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral are seen during preliminary work at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, in Paris, July 24. Rafael Yaghobzadeh/Pool via REUTERS

Historical statues stored in front of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral are seen during preliminary work at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, in Paris, July 24. Rafael Yaghobzadeh/Pool via REUTERS

Historical statues stored in front of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral are seen during preliminary work at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, in Paris, July 24. Rafael Yaghobzadeh/Pool via REUTERS
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Workers are pictured during preliminary work at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, in Paris, July 24. Rafael Yaghobzadeh/Pool via REUTERS

Workers are pictured during preliminary work at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, in Paris, July 24. Rafael Yaghobzadeh/Pool via REUTERS

Workers are pictured during preliminary work at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, in Paris, July 24. Rafael Yaghobzadeh/Pool via REUTERS
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The organ is pictured during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

The organ is pictured during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

The organ is pictured during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS
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A worker cleans remains from inside Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral during preliminary work at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, in Paris, July 24. Rafael Yaghobzadeh/Pool via REUTERS

A worker cleans remains from inside Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral during preliminary work at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, in Paris, July 24. Rafael Yaghobzadeh/Pool via REUTERS

A worker cleans remains from inside Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral during preliminary work at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, in Paris, July 24. Rafael Yaghobzadeh/Pool via REUTERS
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The building's buttress is pictured during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

The building's buttress is pictured during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

The building's buttress is pictured during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS
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Parts of a destroyed rib vault and scaffolding are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Parts of a destroyed rib vault and scaffolding are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Parts of a destroyed rib vault and scaffolding are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS
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Workers are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Workers are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Workers are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS
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Parts of a destroyed ribbed vault and scaffolding are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Parts of a destroyed ribbed vault and scaffolding are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Parts of a destroyed ribbed vault and scaffolding are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS
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General view of damage on the nave and rubble is pictured during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

General view of damage on the nave and rubble is pictured during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

General view of damage on the nave and rubble is pictured during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS
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Excavators are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Excavators are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Excavators are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS
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Workers are pictured during preliminary work at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, in Paris, July 24. Rafael Yaghobzadeh/Pool via REUTERS

Workers are pictured during preliminary work at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, in Paris, July 24. Rafael Yaghobzadeh/Pool via REUTERS

Workers are pictured during preliminary work at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, in Paris, July 24. Rafael Yaghobzadeh/Pool via REUTERS
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General view of damage on the nave and rubble is pictured during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

General view of damage on the nave and rubble is pictured during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

General view of damage on the nave and rubble is pictured during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS
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French Culture Minister Franck Riester speaks with French chief architect of historical sites Philippe Villeneuve as they visit the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral during preliminary work three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

French Culture Minister Franck Riester speaks with French chief architect of historical sites Philippe Villeneuve as they visit the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral during preliminary work three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de...more

French Culture Minister Franck Riester speaks with French chief architect of historical sites Philippe Villeneuve as they visit the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral during preliminary work three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS
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Scaffolding is seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Scaffolding is seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Scaffolding is seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS
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Workers are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Workers are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Workers are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS
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The rosette is seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

The rosette is seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

The rosette is seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS
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Workers are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Workers are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Workers are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS
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Excavators are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Excavators are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Excavators are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS
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A part of a destroyed ribbed vault is seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

A part of a destroyed ribbed vault is seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

A part of a destroyed ribbed vault is seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS
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Parts of a destroyed scaffolding are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Parts of a destroyed scaffolding are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS

Parts of a destroyed scaffolding are seen during preliminary work in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, three months after a major fire, in Paris, July 17. Stephane de Sakutin/Pool via REUTERS
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An aerial view shows the damaged roof of Notre-Dame de Paris during restoration work, three months after a fire that devastated the cathedral in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

An aerial view shows the damaged roof of Notre-Dame de Paris during restoration work, three months after a fire that devastated the cathedral in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

An aerial view shows the damaged roof of Notre-Dame de Paris during restoration work, three months after a fire that devastated the cathedral in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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