New photos from inside the Notre Dame cathedral show the daunting task ahead to restore the 800-year-old Gothic Cathedral.
Huge mountains of rubble and beams from the charred spire remain where they fell one month after fire destroyed the roof of the beloved Paris monument on April 15, while sunlight streams in through massive holes where a roof used to be.
Giant nets have been installed to catch falling debris and protect workers using robots to the remove rubble which will be examined by police seeking clues about how the fire began.
French Culture Minister Franck Riester on Wednesday said the building was still being made safe enough for restoration work to begin.
Wearing hard hats, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was given a tour of the scene on Wednesday alongside Riester and Notre Dame cathedral rector Patrick Chauvet, who appeared grief-stricken as he surveyed the damage.
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