In pictures: Fire devastates Notre Dame Cathedral
Updated 1:31 PM ET, Tue April 16, 2019
A catastrophic fire engulfed the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday, just days before Easter.
The fire spread rapidly and took over large parts of the cathedral as disbelieving onlookers scrambled to get a view of the unfolding disaster.
Notre Dame was completed in the 13th century and is considered a feat of architecture as much as a religious symbol.