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Thousands gather for Thatcher’s funeral

Posted: April 18, 2013 at 2:44 a.m.

Britain bade a final farewell to Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday, silencing the bells of Big Ben and mounting a trademark display of sober pageantry for the funeral of a towering leader who, in death as in life, continues to deeply divide the nation.

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