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Live blog: Funeral of former UK PM Margaret Thatcher

April 17, 2013 -- Updated 1211 GMT (2011 HKT)

The funeral of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher took place Wednesday with a procession through central London from the Houses of Parliament to St Paul's Cathedral.

- Follow the CNN anchors and correspondents at the funeral on Twitter
- Service at St. Paul's Cathedral started at 1000 GMT (06:00 ET).
- Click here for an interactive funeral route map
- All times on blog are local.

Blog curated by Peter Wilkinson and Lauren Said-Moorhouse in London

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