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Egypt: The World Rejoices as Mubarak Resigns

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

Mubarak Steps Down

'Mubarak Steps Down' (via Celinecelines on Flickr)

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

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

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

@Ghonim:

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

@AbdullahBoftain:

تنحى !!
He abdicated!

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

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

@draddee: Mubarak is GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

@Dima_Khatib: Mubarak is GONE #egypt #jan25

@tololy: 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: 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.

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