Mubarak steps down; Egypt erupts in celebration
Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that Hosni Mubarak has stepped down as president of Egypt and handed over power to the Egyptian military. Follow along with the breaking news on the live updates blog.
On Twitter, "Congrats Egypt," became a worldwide trending topic. In Cairo, protesters sent out digital cheers in celebration:
We need to prosecute the murderers & corrupt officials who ruled us. We need 2 dissolve rigged parliament. We need to abolish emergency law
I'm REALLY going to miss the Republic of Tahrir. Those guys built something remarkable and I'm grateful for every minute spent there #egypt
Firecrackers up and down the Nile, cars honking, people in the biggest street party #Egypt has ever seen.
Welcome back Egypt #Jan25
I'm totally in tears. I wish my father was alive to see that day. #Jan25
Whether we are Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus...Today we all need to pray for Egypt. Today we all need to pray for change.
Everyone even soldiers are celebrating...#egypt's love of noise on display
The streets of Gaza are filled with thousands of people celebrating the end of 30 cruel years of rule by the... http://fb.me/AByjs8wC
Chanting: "Masr hurra, Hosni barra!" -- Egypt is free, Hosni is gone! #jan25
Melissa Bell and James Buck
| February 11, 2011; 11:04 AM ET
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