The tragic loss of Princess Diana, who died with her companion Dodi Fayed in a Paris car crash on Aug. 31, 1997, left Britain -- and the rest of the world -- in mourning. The couple's chauffeur-driven Mercedes lost control while being pursued by French paparazzi on motorbikes.

To commemorate the anniversary of this loss, we're taking a look at photos of the scene and aftermath of the horrific crash that claimed the Princess of Wales.

Princess Diana: July 1, 1961 - Aug. 31, 1997

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The coffin carrying Diana, Princess of Wales, passes Buckingham Palace in London en route to Westminster Abbey for the funeral service Saturday, Sept. 6, 1997. Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris on Sunday, Aug. 31.

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Princess Diana's coffin is carried out of Westminster Abbey after her funeral in London on Saturday, Sept. 6, 1997.

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Queen Elizabeth II leaves the memorial service for Diana, Princess of Wales, at the Guards Chapel on Birdcage Walk in Central London on Aug. 31, 2007. The Princess died in 1997 in a car crash in Paris with her partner, Dodi Fayed.

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The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry and Prince Charles outside Westminster Abbey during the funeral service for Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, on Saturday, Sept. 6, 1997. Hundreds of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Central London to watch the funeral procession.

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Britain's Prince Harry walks into Crathie church, near Balmoral, Scotland, Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, to join other members of the royal family for a service of private prayers and readings to mark the first anniversary of the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

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The Prince of Wales looks toward sons Prince William and Prince Harry as they wait for the coffin of Princess Diana to be loaded into a hearse after her funeral service in Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday, Sept. 6, 1997.

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Princess Diana's brother Earl Charles Spencer addresses the congregation in London's Westminster Abbey on Saturday, Sept. 6, 1997, during the funeral service for his sister.

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Tributes are left in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, on the gates of Kensington Palace on Aug. 31, 2006, in London. Princess Diana died with her companion Dodi Fayed in a car crash in Paris on Aug. 31, 1997.

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Tributes line the gates of Kensington Palace in London on the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana's death, on Aug. 31, 2007. The British public and princes Harry and William paid tribute to Diana a decade after she was killed in a car crash in a Parisian tunnel.

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John Loughrey, who has been coming to Kensington Palace in London for 10 years on the anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, is comforted by a woman during a memorial service outside the palace, on Friday, Aug. 31, 2007.

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Evelyn Marie Seidel from Hamelin, Germany, stands by her tribute to Princess Diana, on temporary gates near the front of Kensington Palace in London, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, the 14th anniversary of the princess' death.

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People view floral tributes left in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, on the gates of Kensington Palace in London on Aug. 31, 2006.

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A girl looks at floral tributes outside the gates of Kensington Palace in London on the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana's death, on Aug. 31, 2007.

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A woman places a tribute in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, on the gates of Kensington Palace in London on Aug. 31, 2005.

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Anne Sluck of Arlington, Virginia, is comforted as she mourns the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in front of the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 31.

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Well-wishers leave flowers and messages outside the gates of Kensington Palace in London on Aug. 31, 2006, on the ninth anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

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A young admirer of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, outside the gates of Buckingham Palace as the flowers begin to mount up after it was announced that Diana had died Aug. 31, 1997, after a high-speed car crash.

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Crowds flock to Buckingham Palace, on Sept. 1, 1997, alongside a mountain of flowers after hearing the news of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Mourners stand by a sea of flowers outside the entrance of Kensington Palace in London on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1997, in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, who was killed in a car crash in Paris on Sunday, Aug. 31, 1997.

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The front covers of newspapers on Sept. 1, 1997, confirm the shocking news of the untimely death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

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A permanent memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed is pictured in the Harrods store in London on Aug. 31, 2006, the ninth anniversary of their deaths.

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The crowded scene down The Mall on Sept. 2 as members of the public make their way to and from St. James's Palace and Buckingham Palace to pay their respects to Diana, the Princess of Wales, who died in a car crash in Paris on Aug. 31, 1997.

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Well-wishers leave flowers and messages outside the gates of Kensington Palace in London on Aug. 31, 2006, the ninth anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

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The wreckage of Princess Diana's car in the Alma Tunnel of Paris on Aug. 31, 1997. Britain's Princess Diana, her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul were all killed in the crash.

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The Alma Tunnel in Paris on the night of Aug. 31, 1997, shows photographer Serge Arnal approaching the scene of the car crash that killed Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Fayed and their driver Henri Paul. The photo was presented as part of the evidence at the Scott Baker Inquest into the crash, in which the jury found that Diana and Dodi had been unlawfully killed because their driver, Henri Paul, and the pursuing paparazzi were reckless.

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