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Merchants near Paris’ Notre Dame struggle after fire

Paris merchants whose livelihoods depend on Notre Dame tourism are worried about the cathedral's stability and their own futures.

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A couple view the damage to the Notre Dame cathedral from a print venders space on the Left Bank in Paris, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (Source: AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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People attend a vigil in Paris, Tuesday April 16, 2019. Firefighters declared success Tuesday in a more than 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris' iconic Notre Dame cathedral that claimed its spire and roof, but spared its bell towers and the purported Crown of Christ. (Source: AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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Notre Dame cathedral is pictured Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Paris. Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a massive fire. (Source: AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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Prints of the cathedral of Notre Dame at a vendors stall on the Left Bank with the cathedral of Notre Dame in the background in Paris, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore the Notre Dame in Paris after a massive fire. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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Tourists and others photograph the damage to the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris after a massive fire. (Source: AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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Notre Dame's rector says he will close the burned-out Paris cathedral for up to six years. Bishop Patrick Chauvet acknowledged that the famed monument would close down for "five to six years" as he spoke with local business owners Wednesday, two days after a blaze torched the roof of the cathedral and brought down its spire. (Source: AP Photo/Michel Euler)