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** FILE ** Sybie Summers, owner of the Pod gift shop in Stanley, Falkland Islands, holds up a 5-pound local banknote with an illustration of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Warren)

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** FILE ** Sybie Summers, owner of the Pod gift shop in Stanley, Falkland Islands, holds up a 5-pound local banknote with an illustration of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Warren)

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Ever since seafaring explorers happened upon the Falkland Islands in the 16th century, people have been fighting over them. Argentina fought a brief and bloody war with Great Britain in 1982. Argentina lost and the islands are now a self-governing British Overseas Territory. (Associated Press)

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Protesters outside the British Embassy in Buenos Aires sit in front of a wall that includes images of the Falkland Islands with the declaration "They are Argentina's. Argentina is trying to get Britain to negotiate Falklands sovereignty at the United Nations, but instead, Britain is sending more military support to the archipelago. (Associated Press)