This post was originally posted at 10:58 a.m.

And we're watching it in real time.

UPDATE 11:08 a.m.: The cause of the fire was allegedly an accident related to on-going renovations at the cathedral.

UPDATE 1:35 p.m.: Notre Dame is still burning.

Firefighters battle the blaze.

Paris is mourning.

So is the world. Remember when this was our leader?

Instead, we have this.