A fire has gutted a building in the Netherlands where Mata Hari, the exotic dancer and World War I spy, was born. Dutch television broadcast images of the building, now occupied by the Hari hair salon, showing it engulfed in flames on Saturday in the city of Leeuwarden, 70 miles (110 kilometers) north of Amsterdam.
In 1876, Mata Hari was born Margaretha Zelle, daughter of a Dutch businessman. She won acclaim as an exotic dancer in Paris in the early 1900s. She was executed by firing squad by the French in 1917 on suspicion of spying for Germany. (AP)