Egypt: TGIF


[Video Link] From Al Jazeera English: Scenes from Cairo, hours after president Hosni Mubarak ceded power to Egypt's military following 18 straight days of popular protest.

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, has resigned from his post, handing over power to the armed forces. Omar Suleiman, the vice-president, announced in a televised address on Friday that the president was "waiving" his office, and had handed over authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

Suleiman's short statement was received with a roar of approval and by celebratory chanting and flag-waving from a crowd of hundreds of thousands in Cairo's Tahrir Square, as well as by other pro-democracy campaigners who attending protests across the country. The top figure in Egypt's new regime is now Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, the country's defence minister.


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