Photos from the life of Margaret Thatcher

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday at 87 following a stroke. A staunch ally of Ronald Reagan, Mrs. Thatcher lead the U.K. from 1979 to 1990.

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is assisted in the House of Lord's during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster,  London Tuesday May 25, 2010. Queen Elizabeth II opened Parliament Tuesday with centuries-old tradition and pageantry, laying out the new coalition government's plans to reduce Britain's ballooning deficit and restore growth. (AP Photo/Arthur Edwards, Pool)

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is assisted in the House of Lord's during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster, London Tuesday May 25, 2010. Queen Elizabeth II opened Parliament Tuesday with centuries-old tradition and pageantry, laying out the new coalition government's plans to reduce Britain's ballooning deficit and restore growth. (AP Photo/Arthur Edwards, Pool)

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