In pictures: Baroness Thatcher's funeral

image captionThe funeral of Baroness Thatcher, Conservative Prime Minister from 1979 until 1990, has taken place in London. Lady Thatcher died on 8 April following a stroke, at the age of 87.
image captionLady Thatcher's coffin was carried from the Palace of Westminster to the church of St Clement Danes by hearse before being transferred to a gun carriage for the journey to St Paul's Cathedral.
image captionThe hearse passed the gates of Downing Street, Lady Thatcher's home address for many years.
image captionOnce transferred to a gun carriage drawn by the King's Troop Royal Artillery, the coffin passed through streets lined with well-wishers.
image captionCrowds watched in respectful silence as the procession made its way through the streets.
image captionThe Queen attended the service with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
image captionLady Thatcher's son, Mark, arrived with his wife, Sarah.
image captionOne of those attending the funeral, Falklands War veteran Simon Weston, earlier paid tribute to Baroness Thatcher, saying she was a "decisive" leader who gave Britain something to be proud of.
image captionOn the banks of the River Thames, the Honourable Artillery Company fired processional minute guns in front of Tower Bridge.
image captionIn his welcoming remarks, dean of St Paul's, David Ison, paid tribute to Baroness Thatcher's life and work. Walking in front of the coffin are her grandchildren, Michael and Amanda.
image captionPrime Minister David Cameron sat with former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Sir John Major.
image captionFollowing the service, the coffin was taken to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, where it will remain before a private cremation later on Wednesday.
image captionMembers of Lady Thatcher's family watched it depart.
image captionEarlier in the morning spectators began to gather to watch the funeral procession. The ceremonial funeral with military honours is one step down from a state funeral.
image captionSome, including John Loughrey, arrived a day early to ensure a good view of events outside St Paul's Cathedral.
image captionSome of those on the route, including Gloria Martin, were clearly supporters.
image captionOthers do not remember the former prime minister's rule so kindly.
image captionFour thousand police officers were on duty in central London.