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Egypt: The World Rejoices as Mubarak Resigns

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Egypt, Breaking News, Politics, Protest

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011 [1].

Mubarak Steps Down [2]

'Mubarak Steps Down' (via Celinecelines on Flickr)

Mubarak has resigned. I will leave tweeps to describe the euphoria in the air:

@AJEnglish [3]: Breaking: Omar Suleiman announces that Mubarak has resigned – http://aje.me/ajelive #egypt #cairo

@SultanAlQassemi [4]: Exact words: Omar Suleiman: Mubarak has resigned. He has delegated the responsibility of running the country to the Supreme Military Council

@Ghonim [5]:

مبروك لمصر .. المجرم غادر القصر
Congratulations Egypt…the criminal has left the palace

@AbdullahBoftain [6]:

تنحى !!
He abdicated!

@ianinegypt [7]: Mubarak steps down to Allahu Akbar ringing out in Tahrir Square. #egypt #jan25

@jonjensen [8]: Hosni Mubarak is no longer the president of Egypt. Crowds in Tahrir going crazy. #Jan25 #Tahrir

@draddee [9]: Mubarak is GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@Firas_Atraqchi [10]: Beautifully played by the military – now controls the country. If it didn't before. #jan25 #cairo

@Dima_Khatib [11]: Mubarak is GONE #egypt #jan25

@tololy [12]: Mubarak finally steps down. What was his speech last night all about then? I “will” keep my promises, I “will” stay until September. #Jan25

@eyade [13]: the Pharaoh falls, I repleat. the Fharaoh falls.

(Arabic translations to follow shortly)

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011 [1].