Margaret Thatcher funeral

Associated Press
British forces' officers carry a Union Jack-draped coffin outside St Paul's Cathedral in central London early Monday, April 15, 2013 during the rehearsal for the upcoming funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher, the combative "Iron Lady" who infuriated European allies and transformed her country by a ruthless dedication to free markets in 11 bruising years as prime minister, died Monday, April 8, 2013. She was 87 and the funeral will take place Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Margaret Thatcher, Britain's Iron Lady, was laid to rest April 17 with a level of pomp and protest reflecting her status as a commanding, polarizing political figure. More than 700 soldiers, sailors and air force personnel lined the route taken by Thatcher's coffin to the cathedral and around 4,000 police officers were on duty.

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