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Britain and Argentina's sovereignty standoff

Updated 10:42 AM ET, Tue March 12, 2013
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British Royal Navy frigate HMS Antelope explodes in the bay of San Carlos off East Falkland during the 1982 Falklands conflict. Getty Images
British troops arriving in the Falklands Islands during the 1982 Falklands conflict. Fox Photos/Getty Images
A line of British soldiers in camouflage advancing during the 1982 Falklands conflict. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Britain's Prince William is deployed to the Falkland Islands on a six-week tour of duty as a search and rescue helicopter pilot. JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images
David Cameron has accused Argentina of "colonial" attitudes towards the Falklands.
Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has asserted her country's sovereignty of Las Malvinas. AFP/Getty Images
A man stands next to a map of the Falkland Islands reading 'They are Argentinian' during a demonstration in front of the British embassy in Buenos Aires in January. AFP/Getty Images
Argentinian activists burn a Union Jack during a demonstration in front of the British embassy in Buenos Aires in January. AFP/Getty Images
Argentinian war veterans and relatives march with torches in Buenos Aires during the 28th anniversary of the 1982 conflict.
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher meets personnel aboard the HMS Antrim during a visit to the Falkands in 1983. AFP/Getty Images
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis, left, visit Stanley Junior School, Stanley on the Falkland Islands in 1983. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Pictured in 1980, leaders of Argentina (left to right): President General Jorge Rafael Videl, Admiral Armando Lambruschini , General Leopoldo Galtieri and Brig Gen O Domingo Graffigna. Keystone/Getty Images
Sukey Cameron hands in a petition at Downing Street demanding full British citizenship to 300 Falkland islanders whose grandparents were not born in Britain, 25th September 1981. Hulton Archive/Getty Images