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April 8, 2013

A global memorial for Margaret Thatcher

From Britain to South Africa and Argentina, netizens debate legacy of the 'Iron Lady'.

A portrait of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is left next to floral tributes on April 8, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

After news of Margaret Thatcher's death broke, many media outlets focused on her place in history and the economic transformation that took place under her government. Online, however, there was a fierce debate over the conservative leader's legacy around the world.

British leaders tweeted their reactions to Thatcher's death: