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Bye Bye Mubarek - People of Egypt have their day

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Bye Bye Mubarek - People of Egypt have their day

Postby Charles » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:32 pm

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Big news in the international scene as Hosni Mubarak, the president of Egypt for the past 30 years, has finally stepped down after many days of massive protests by the Egyptian people.

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End of Mubarak era as protests topple Egyptian president

CAIRO — Egypt’s military took control of the country Friday as Hosni Mubarak resigned as president after 18 days of massive protests against his autocratic 30-year reign.

Mubarak’s resignation was announced by Vice President Omar Suleiman in a brief statement that brought roars of joy to Egyptians gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square — the epicenter of the protest movement — as well as the presidential palace in the suburb of Heliopolis and all around the country.

"We have brought down the regime, we have brought down the regime," chanted the hundreds of thousands of people who packed into Tahrir Square for "Farewell Friday."

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