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'Paris is disfigured': Tears and shock as Notre-Dame burns

Paris - Crowds of stunned Parisians and tourists -- some crying, others offering prayers -- watched in horror in central Paris on Monday night as firefighters struggled for hours to extinguish the flames engulfing the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris is on fire

Par - A fire has broken out at the famous Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, Images on social media show flames and plumes of smoke billowing into the air above the 850-year-old Gothic building.

Macron battles to end controversy over use of army against 'yellow vests'

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron attempted on Friday to defuse the controversy triggered by his decision to deploy the army as backup during this weekend's "yellow vest" protests following major riots in Paris a week ago.

Paris police ban 'yellow vest' protests on Champs-Elysees Saturday

Paris - Paris police said Friday that "yellow vest" protests would be banned on the Champs-Elysees on Saturday, a week after hundreds of anti-government demonstrators rioted and looted shops on the iconic Paris avenue.

French market serves up a world record for its 50th birthday

Paris - France's Rungis market near Paris celebrated its 50th anniversary by throwing a giant banquet of record-breaking proportions, reserving its spot in the Guinness Book of Records.

10 dead in Paris apartment block fire, police suspect arson

Paris - At least 10 people died and 30 were injured in an overnight blaze at an apartment block in Paris that police suspect was deliberately started by a female resident, officials and firefighters said Tuesday.

'It's burning': scenes of urban warfare rock Paris

Paris - As protesters spread out from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, daylong clashes between police and "yellow vest" demonstrators left dozens of cars burned out and store-fronts vandalised."It's burning!

History, modern-day tensions to mix at Paris WWI commemorations

Paris - World leaders will put on a show of unity this weekend as they commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I, but modern-day tensions will be bubbling under the surface at the remembrances in Paris.

Airbnb hits back at Paris ban threat

Cape Town - Rent-a-room giant Airbnb on Wednesday accused the Paris official seeking to ban the service in the city of electioneering and insisted it enjoys widespread support in the French capital.

Service resumes on key Paris metro line after evacuation

Paris - Metro trains resumed operating on a busy line that links several major tourist attractions in Paris, after a technical problem paralysed the network for hours, forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people through dark tunnels in stifling heat.

'Paris won't die': Scenes of joy at Paris bar targeted by terror

Paris - Striking images of World Cup celebrations at a Paris bar targeted in the deadly November 2015 attacks ricocheted around social media Monday, potent symbols of France's resolve to not live in fear despite a persistent terror threat.

Paris's emblematic Champs Elysees, place of jubilation

Paris - The Champs Elysees avenue is the beating heart of Paris, a magnet for millions of tourists but also a place of mass gathering when the French want to celebrate.

Alice Cooper to release 'Paranormal Evening at The Olympia Paris'

On August 31, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper will be releasing a new live studio album "A Paranormal Evening at The Olympia Paris," via earMUSIC.

Review: Renaud Lavillenie takes 3rd place in IAAF Diamond League Paris Special

On June 30, 2018, French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie (who also holds the world record in the sport), competed in the IAAF Diamond League in Paris.

Review: Sam Kendricks wins IAAF Diamond League Paris, new world leader Special

Paris - On June 30, 2018, American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks triumphed in the men's pole vault competition at the IAAF Diamond League event in Paris.

Review: Mondo Duplantis finishes 2nd in IAAF Diamond League Paris Special

Paris - On June 30, 2018, Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis competed in the men's pole vault competition at the IAAF Diamond League in Paris.

Paris mayor says shelters needed for migrants

Paris - Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said Thursday the French government needed to urgently find shelter for more than 2,000 migrants setting up makeshift camps in the city, calling the situation "unacceptable".

Tempers flare as missteps mar Paris push to go green

Paris - Emerging from the tunnel of a former highway along the River Seine in Paris, bikes zip past the cars caught in traffic on a road just next to them.

France charges key suspect Bakkali over Paris attacks

Paris - France on Friday charged terror suspect Mohamed Bakkali over his alleged key role in the 2015 Paris attacks, a judicial source said.

Cyclists furious over Paris bike hire chaos

Paris - Paris authorities threatened sanctions Wednesday against the new operator of the city's Velib bike hire system over a chaotic rollout that has left cyclists seething.

Paris pledges ban on wild animals in circuses

Paris - The city of Paris on Wednesday pledged to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, in a move welcomed as a "small step forward" by animal welfare experts.

Review: Sting delights on 'Live At The Olympia, Paris' DVD and Blu-ray Special

On November 10, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sting released his new DVD and Blu-ray entitled "Live At the Olympia, Paris."

Rundown Paris suburb dreams of Olympic transformation

Saint-denis - France is eyeing national glory with the 2024 Olympics, but a deprived Paris suburb is hoping for more tangible benefits: nothing short of a physical transformation.

Rio Olympics probe puts IOC back under corruption spotlight

Lausanne - The Rio 2016 cash-for-votes inquiry in Brazil has placed the International Olympic Committee under a fresh cloud of corruption less than a week before it is due to award the 2024 Games to Paris.

Nudists get their place in the sun at Paris park

Paris - Parisian nudists will finally have a spot to take it all off -- for the next few weeks at least -- at a secluded zone in the Bois de Vincennes park east of the city.

Paris tourism alive and kicking again after terror doldrums

Paris - High-kicking dancers are enthralling full houses again at the Moulin Rouge and art lovers are swarming the Louvre as Paris enjoys a tourism revival after plummeting numbers brought on by terror attacks.

Review: Shawn Barber finishes third in IAAF Diamond League in Paris Special

Paris - On July 1, Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber finished in third place in the men's pole vault event that took place in Paris, France, as part of the IAAF Diamond League.

French President shows game side to support Paris Olympics 2024

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron tried his hand at sports including boxing and wheelchair tennis to support Paris' bid to host the 2024 Olympics on Saturday.

Paris 'love locks' sale raises thousands for refugees

Paris - A charity auction selling off "love locks" from Paris bridges to raise money for refugees on Saturday brought in over $270,000, though the event was briefly interrupted by protests from far-right nationalists.

Parisians aghast over 'darkness' of Le Pen candidacy

Paris - On the side of a building in Montorgueil, a trendy pedestrian area in central Paris, a line of graffiti reads: "It's dark in the country of the Enlightenment.
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Paris prosecutor Francois Molins shows one of the two photographs of the suspect gunman taken from s...
Paris prosecutor Francois Molins shows one of the two photographs of the suspect gunman taken from surveillance footage during a news conference in Paris November 18, 2013. The shaven-haired assailant, who police said was filmed by video-surveillance cameras, fired shots at the office of Liberation daily, seriously injuring a photographer's assistant before fleeing, police and staff at the newspaper said
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Passengers without their pants during the  No Pants Subway Ride  event at a subway station in Paris....
Passengers without their pants during the "No Pants Subway Ride" event at a subway station in Paris. The event is an annual flash mob and occurs in different cities around the world in January, according to its organisers
With permission by Reuters / Benoit Tessier
A view from the Eiffel Tower  photograph taken by Alexander Baron in June 1992.
A view from the Eiffel Tower, photograph taken by Alexander Baron in June 1992.
British musician Sting plays during the sound check before the reopening concert to mark the first a...
British musician Sting plays during the sound check before the reopening concert to mark the first anniversary of the November 13 Paris attacks.
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Albumen silver print from glass negative; cat. no. 92. This photograph conveys what one author claim...
Albumen silver print from glass negative; cat. no. 92. This photograph conveys what one author claimed in 1870, that Paris was in essence two cities “quite different and hostile: the city of luxury, surrounded, besieged by the city of misery.”
Charles Marville / Musée Carnavalet, Paris
Nearly 190 fires were put out and six buildings were set alight
Nearly 190 fires were put out and six buildings were set alight
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Ulysse  a guest at the Actuel Dogs hôtel in Paris (screenshot from Agence France Presse video repor...
Ulysse, a guest at the Actuel Dogs hôtel in Paris (screenshot from Agence France Presse video report)
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Tanguera (screenshot from trailer)
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Premier Voyage du Francilien. 12 Dec. 2009. Rame 50015/16.
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Escalators in Paris needed regular repairs for some time until local authorities decided to simply r...
Escalators in Paris needed regular repairs for some time until local authorities decided to simply replace them.
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The Arc de Triomphe in Paris
The Arc de Triomphe in Paris
A French flag flies half-mast at the Elysee Palace in Paris on July 28  2014. France on July 26 said...
A French flag flies half-mast at the Elysee Palace in Paris on July 28, 2014. France on July 26 said flags on every public building would fly at half-mast for three days from July 28 to mourn the Air Algerie crash in Mali
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The French Finance ministry complex at Bercy in Paris
The French Finance ministry complex at Bercy in Paris
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 Rue de Constantine (Fourth Arrondissement)  1866   albumen silver print from glass negative. The Me...
"Rue de Constantine (Fourth Arrondissement), 1866", albumen silver print from glass negative. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1986 (1986.1141) cat. no. 56.
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American Apparel shop in Paris  France soon to have darkened windows at night.
American Apparel shop in Paris, France soon to have darkened windows at night.
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A photo posted to Twitter by a witness
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Stefano Boeri Architetti s newly announced Forêt Blanche tower will be covered in 2 000 plants
Stefano Boeri Architetti's newly announced Forêt Blanche tower will be covered in 2,000 plants
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A news stand in Paris
A news stand in Paris
Passengers without their pants during the  No Pants Subway Ride  event at a subway station in Paris....
Passengers without their pants during the "No Pants Subway Ride" event at a subway station in Paris. The event is an annual flash mob and occurs in different cities around the world in January, according to its organisers
With permission by Reuters / Benoit Tessier

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