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This 17 July, 1987 file photo shows former US President Ronald Reagan and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as they pose for photographers on the patio outside the Oval Office, Washington,DC. (Credit: MIKE SARGENT/AFP/Getty Images)

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PHOTOS: Margaret Thatcher through the years

Margaret Thatcher, the combative "Iron Lady" who infuriated European allies, found a fellow believer in Ronald Reagan and transformed her country by a ruthless dedication to free markets in 11 bruising years as prime minister, has died. She was 87 years old.


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