The Louvre was closed on Monday as security and reception staff went on strike over what they say are deteriorating working conditions as the museum draws record crowds. Here, visitors queue outside the Louvre in July 2015.
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Hannah Bloch, an editor on NPR's international desk, shared this photo her great-grandfather took in 1931, with Notre Dame in the background. He had served as a U.S. Army doctor in France during World War I and returned on holiday years later.
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People look up at the damage caused to Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday in Paris. A fire broke out on Monday afternoon and quickly spread across the building, causing the famous spire to collapse.
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Guards stand in front the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in November 2018, during a ceremony to remember the victims of the attacks in November 2015. On Friday, a man who rented an apartment to two fleeing terrorists received a four-year prison sentence.
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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with Mamoudou Gassama at the presidential palace in Paris, on Monday. Macron offered Gassama citizenship for his "heroic act" in saving a four-year-old.
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Mayor Anne Hidalgo has called for an end to gas-powered vehicles in Paris by 2030, in favor of biking, transit, and electric cars. Here, cyclists and pedestrians on the Champs- Élysées during the city's "day without cars" on Oct. 1.
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