Angry Argentinians have burnt Union Jacks and paintbombed a branch of HSBC in Buenos Aires as the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War approaches.

With the governments in the UK and Argentina indulging in more sabre-rattling and a Royal Navy ship en route to the South Atlantic for manoeuvres, the outcrops are again coming into sharp focus as a global flashpoint.

In Buenos Aires, pro-Malvinas protesters have taken to the streets to demonstrate their anger with Britain over the islands, a bone of contention for two centuries. Follow our slideshow: