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PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 15: In this handout image provided by Brigade de sapeurs-pompiers de Paris, firefighters battle the blaze at Notre-Dame Cathedral on April 15, 2019 in Paris, France. A fire broke out on Monday afternoon and quickly spread across the building, collapsing the spire. The cause is yet unknown but officials said it was possibly linked to ongoing renovation work. (Photo by Benoît Moser/BSPP via Getty Images)

The image of the flaming roof of the iconic building has hit the country’s heart, at a time when symbolisms are increasingly important.