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Notre-Dame needs a makeover, and hopes you can help

Fallen stones on the roof of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Sept 19. Rain, wind and pollution have battered the cathedral, which is seeking funds in France and in the United States to help pay for extensive renovations.


BROKEN gargoyles and fallen balustrades replaced by plastic pipes and wooden planks. Flying buttresses darkened by pollution and eroded by rainwater. Pinnacles propped up by beams and held together with straps.

Little of that deterioration is immediately visible to the...

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