4 days before Notre-Dame Cathedral caught on fire, 16 statues were removed from the top

The Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire on Monday. Before that, it was undergoing renovations. As a part of that, a number of statues were removed from the top of the cathedral on Thursday.  The statues were taken down to be cleaned. It was part of a larger project to repair the spire, which has since caught on fire. Visit INSIDER.com for more stories.

On Thursday — just days before the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France became engulfed in a massive fire — a group of religious statues was taken down from the top of the building for the first

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