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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