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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. Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Firefighters line up as they wait for French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner outside Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Tuesday. Christophe Petit Tesson/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Amid Devastation, Paris Firefighters' Bravery Is An Inspiration

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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. Courtesy of Hannah Bloch hide caption

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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. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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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. Benoit Tessier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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"Little Dancer," a sculpture by French artist Edgar Degas, is seen at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., on July 16, 2014. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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