In pictures: Notre Dame fire aftermath as French president vows to rebuild

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The world was aghast after the cathedral went up in flames.

Construction teams have started assembling equipment at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after fire ravaged the landmark building.

President Emmanuel Macron has set a five-year deadline for restoration of the cathedral and more than 880 million euro (£760 million) has already been donated to the effort.

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Scenes of destruction inside the cathedral (Christophe Petit Tesson via AP)
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There was anguish on the streets of Paris as a vigil was held on the night after the blaze (Kamil Zihnioglu/AP)
Emmanuel Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron told the nation he wants to see Notre Dame rebuilt within five years (Yoan Valat via AP)
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A massive crane and planks of wood have already been delivered to the cathedral (Francisco Sepo/AP)
artefacts rescued from the blaze
A number of precious items were thankfully able to be salvaged (Henri Garat/Ville de Paris via AP)
One of the iconic stained glass windows of the cathedral
One of the iconic stained glass windows of the cathedral (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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