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'True force of nature': World reacts to Thatcher's death

Political leaders and admirers around the world took to social media channels to mourn and celebrate former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday at 87 following a stroke.

President Obama released a statement in which he called Thatcher "one of the great champions of freedom and liberty." 

"Here in America, many of us will never forget her standing shoulder to shoulder with President Reagan, reminding the world that we are not simply carried along by the currents of history—we can shape them with moral conviction, unyielding courage and iron will," Obama said.

We've created a capsule of global reactions from a range of voices, some official and some not: