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Falkland Islanders recall Margaret Thatcher as savior; Argentines say she died a war criminal

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    An image of Britain's late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Prime Minister David Cameron burns in protest in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Some 10 protesters demonstrated outside LAN airlines offices demanding the halt of commercial flights to the Falklands Island which Argentina refers to as Las Malvinas. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who led Britain at the time of the 1982 Falklands War, was honored in a ceremonial funeral at St Paul's Cathedral in London, Wednesday. Argentina's ambassador Alicia Castro refused the invitation because both countries are distanced by the 1982 conflict, of which both governments are disputing sovereignty. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) (The Associated Press)

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    Falklanders attend a memorial service for Britain's late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Christchurch Cathedral in Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Thatcher ordered a task force to retake the contested South Atlantic archipelago after Argentine troops seized it by force on April 2, 1982. (AP Photo/Penguin News, Lisa Watson) (The Associated Press)

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    Argentina Falklands War veteran, Marcelo Wytrykusz, burns a Union Jack in protest in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Some 10 protesters demonstrated outside LAN airlines offices demanding the halt of commercial flights to the Falklands Island which Argentina refers to as Las Malvinas. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who led Britain at the time of the 1982 Falklands War, was honored in a ceremonial funeral at St Paul's Cathedral in London, Wednesday. Argentina's ambassador Alicia Castro refused the invitation because both countries are distanced by the 1982 conflict, of which both governments are disputing sovereignty. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) (The Associated Press)

Falkland Islanders have honored Margaret Thatcher with a memorial service, while in Buenos Aires, Argentine military veterans burned her picture along with a Union Jack.

The competing visions of the late British prime minister Wednesday could not be more different.

Islanders consider Thatcher their savior, while Argentines say she died a war criminal for sinking the Argentine warship Belgrano during Britain's 1982 war to end Argentina's military occupation.