Mubarak Steps Down in Photography




Thousands of Egyptian anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation in Cairo February 11, 2011.
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Egyptian women celebrate the news of President Hosni Mubarak's resignation. Cairo's streets exploded with joy after almost 30 years of life under his authoritarian hand.
Tara Todras-Whitehill / AP


Palestinians wave the Egyptian flag as they celebrate in Rafah, Gaza, near the border with Egypt on February 11, 2011 following news that embattled President Hosni Mubarak stepped down after three-decades of autocratic rule and handed power to a junta of senior military commander. UPI/Ismael Mohamad


Not long after the announcement, fireworks burst over Tahrir Square.
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Tens of thousands of Egyptian anti-government protesters chanting slogans and waving their national flag as they crowd Cairo's Tahrir square on Thursday amid rumours that President Hosni Mubarak appeared to be on the brink of stepping down. (AFP Photo)



Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation in Cairo, February 11, 2011.
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Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation in Cairo, February 11, 2011.
REUTERS/Dylan Martinez


Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)


Protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the announcement that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had resigned, handing power to the army. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)



Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation in Cairo, February 11, 2011.
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Elderly Egyptian pro-Mubarak supporters shouting supporting slogans and kissing his poster during a march in Cairo. (AP Photo)


A boy shakes hands with an army officer
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Iranians gather at Azadi Square (Freedom Square) and an effigy of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak during the 32nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Tehran, Iran on February 11, 2011. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian.


Palestinians celebrate in Rafah, Gaza, near the border with Egypt on February 11, 2011 following news that embattled President Hosni Mubarak stepped down after three-decades of autocratic rule and handed power to a junta of senior military commander. UPI/Ismael Mohamad


Jubilation continues through the night. Dylan Martinez / Reuters


Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced on Thursday he is handing his powers over to his Vice President, Omar Suleiman, and ordered Constitutional amendments. But the move means he retains his title of President and ensures regime control over the reform process, falling short of protester demands. Protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, hoping he would announce his resignation outright, reacted in fury and disbelief. (AP Photo)



Egyptians celebrate after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation in Cairo, February 11, 2011.
REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh


The celebration continues. The crowd chanting "Egypt is free!" "Egypt is free!" (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)


Egyptian anti-government demonstrators flood Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square early in Egypt on February 11, 2011, the 18th day of protests against President Hosni Mubarak. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned the presidency and turned over power to Vice President Omar Suleiman. UPI


Iranians gather at Azadi Square (Freedom Square) as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during the 32nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Tehran, Iran on February 11, 2011. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian.


Women celebrate in Tahrir Square. Chris Hondros / Getty Images


Protesters enraged by Mubarak's latest refusal to step down streamed into the Tahrir Square and took positions outside key symbols of the hated regime, promising to expand their push to drive the Egyptian president out. (AFP Photo)



Egyptians celebrate after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation in Cairo February 11, 2011.
REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh


An Egyptian anti-government demonstrator waves his national flag next to soldiers at Cairo's Tahrir Square in celebration. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images)


An Egyptian boy kisses a soldier as anti-government protesters celebrate at Cairo's Tahrir Square. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)


A young man waves his shoes as he reacts to Hosni Mubarak's speech, who failed to announce his immediate resignation. (AFP Photo)


Anti-Mubarak protesters cheer. John Moore / Getty Images


Egyptian anti-government demonstrators flood Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square early in Egypt on February 11, 2011, the 18th day of protests against President Hosni Mubarak. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned the presidency and turned over power to Vice President Omar Suleiman. UPI


An Egyptian woman cries as she celebrates the news of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who stepped down after 30 years of power. (Tara Todras-Whitehill/Associated Press)


A woman holding a sign that reads in Arabic and English "Hitler committed suicide, you can do it" at the Tahrir Square on Thursday, the 17th day of protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. (AFP Photo)


Protesters burn torches and gather around a banner. Khalil Hamra / AP


Bloggers, who have had a key role in the uprising, work on their laptops from Cairo's Tahrir Square. (AFP Photo)


An Egyptian soldier stands atop a tank guarding the state TV building on the Corniche in Cairo, as thousands of protesters demonstrate in the streets around the building. (Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)


Egyptian anti-goverment demonstrators pray and read newspapers in front of military vehicles in Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square. Arabic graffiti on armoured vehicle reads: "Down with Mubarak... no to Mubarak and no to Suleiman", in reference to Vice President Omar Suleiman. (AFP Photo)


Protesters rest in the early hours of February 11, 2011, in front of posters bearing pictures of people killed during the latest political crisis in Egypt. (AFP Photo)


Egyptians pray amongst the celebrations. Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters


Egyptian anti-government demonstrators flood Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square early in Egypt on February 11, 2011, the 18th day of protests against President Hosni Mubarak. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned the presidency and turned over power to Vice President Omar Suleiman. UPI


A women cries as the news of Mubarak's resignation travels through the crowd. Tara Todras-Whitehill / AP


An Egyptian demonstrator holds a picture of the "Three Wise Monkeys" to show that President Hosni Mubarak "doesn't hear, listen or talk. (AFP Photo)


An injured Egyptian anti-government protester holds onto barbed wires outside the state television building in Cairo. Thousands of demonstrators massed at Egypt's state television building and at President Hosni Mubarak's palace in the Cairo suburbs as anti-regime protests spread across the city. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)


Anti-government protesters and Egyptian Army soldiers on top of their vehicles, make traditional Muslim Friday prayers at the continuing demonstration in Tahrir Square, Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. (Ben Curtis/Associated Press)


A view of the crowded Tahrir Square in Cairo. Tens of thousands of Egyptian workers walked out in mass nationwide strikes on Thursday to demand wage increases and show support for the widening revolt against Mubarak's regime. (AFP Photo)


After hearing the announcement, made by vice president Omar Suleiman, the anti-government protesters waved the Egyptian flag and cheered. Marco Longari / AFP / Getty Images


Egyptian anti-government demonstrators flood Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square early in Egypt on February 11, 2011, the 18th day of protests against President Hosni Mubarak. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned the presidency and turned over power to Vice President Omar Suleiman. UPI


The celebration on the square was preceded by bitter disappointment, as Mubarak, in a speech delivered the night before, refused to step down. Yannis Behrakis / Reuters


An Egyptian soldier stands guard on the roof of Parliament in Cairo on Thursday. (AFP Photo)


An army soldier sits on a armored vehicle as anti-government protesters hold their shoes in the air during a protest in front of the state television building on the Corniche in downtown Cairo, Egypt Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. Stunned protesters, demanding his ouster, waved their shoes in contempt and shouted, "Leave, leave, leave." (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press)


The portrait of 18-year-old Egyptian anti-government protester Maath Sayed Mohammed Kamel, killed on January 28, 2011, sits next to an Egyptian flag at the place where he died during clashes between demonstrators and security forces in central Cairo's Tahrir Square, as the 18th day of protests against President Hosni Mubarak's regime began in the landmark square on February 11, 2011. (Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images)


Anti-government protesters and Army soldiers watch and listen to the statement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press)



Anti-government protesters carry a placard and celebrate in Tahrir square in Cairo February 11, 2011.
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