Just like caviar, there's just no two ways about it. One can either see the 'Iron Lady' as the boogeyman of politics or the implementer of tough love towards British society. Whatever ones feelings are towards the departed, they can not escape without having an opinion.—Images by Agencies
A Metropolitan Police officer carries flowers into Downing Street in London. The Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, will attend the funeral of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, which is likely to be the grandest funeral for a British politician since Churchill's state funeral in 1965. Though accorded full military honours, Thatcher did not want a state funeral. She will be cremated.
British police look on as a girl holds a rose amid floral tributes at the home of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in central London. British lawmakers will interrupt their holidays for a special session of parliament on April 10 to debate the legacy of Margaret Thatcher, who died on April 8 aged 87 after suffering a stroke.
Indians pay tribute beside a sand sculpture of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, made by sand artist Sudersan Pattnaik, at the Golden Sea beach in Puri, about 65 kilometers from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar. Britain will hold the funeral of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday April 17 with Queen Elizabeth II leading the mourners, officials said, as the country wrestled with deeply divided views of the "Iron Lady."
Former coal miner George Kennedy discusses the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the Armthorpe Social Club in Doncaster, northern England. Mention the death of Margaret Thatcher in one of the "working men's clubs" frequented by former coal miners in northern England, and you will be met with roars of approval. It has been 28 years since her Conservative government crushed the miners' year-long strike, ending one of the most bitter industrial battles in British history.
A man passes graffiti daubed on a wall referring to the death of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, on the Falls Road in west Belfast.
Men pass graffiti daubed on a wall referring to the death of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, on the Falls Road in west Belfast.
A floral tribute for late British former prime minister Margaret Thatcher lies on the grass outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on April 10, 2013. British lawmakers interrupted their holidays for a special session of parliament on April 10 to pay tribute to Margaret Thatcher, died on April 8 aged 87 after suffering a stroke.
Political painter Kaya Mar, 56, poses for a photographer with his latest painting depicting the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at his home in London. According to the artist, the scene is depicted by a member of the working class, left, that was affected by her policies, and carries her coffin one way, while a member of the finance sector, right, who benefited, carry it the other way, depicting the divisions she created in the society. Thatcher, the combative "Iron Lady" who infuriated E
German Chancellor Angela Merkel signs a book of condolence in memory of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died on April 8, 2013 at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke at the British embassy in Berlin, Germany.
Two women walk along the Millennium footbridge crossing the River Thames towards St Paul's Cathedral in central London. The ceremonial funeral for Britain's late former prime minister Margaret Thatcher will be held at St Paul's next Wednesday.