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In pics: Egypt celebrates 'Farewell Friday'

World | | February 12, 2011, 12:45 am
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 Signs of a brighter future at the Tahrir Square.

Signs of a brighter future at the Tahrir Square.

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 It was a moment that the anti-government protesters had been waiting for, after 18 days of relentless demonstrations that called for Mubarak's departure.

It was a moment that the anti-government protesters had been waiting for, after 18 days of relentless demonstrations that called for Mubarak's departure.

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 Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation in Cairo.

Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation in Cairo.

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 Fireworks at Tahrir Sqaure to celebrate Egypt's liberation.

Fireworks at Tahrir Sqaure to celebrate Egypt's liberation.

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 Jubilant Egyptians at Tahrir Square after Hosni Mubarak stepped down as the Egyptian President.

Jubilant Egyptians at Tahrir Square after Hosni Mubarak stepped down as the Egyptian President.

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 Fireworks at Tahrir Sqaure.

Fireworks at Tahrir Sqaure.

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 Egyptians celebrate the news of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who handed control of the country to the military, in front of the Egyptian museum at night in Tahrir Square.

Egyptians celebrate the news of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who handed control of the country to the military, in front of the Egyptian museum at night in Tahrir Square.

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 Protestors cheered

Protestors cheered "Egypt is free!" just as news of Mubarak stepping down came in.

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 Tens of thousands of emotional anti-government protesters erupted in deafening cheers on the streets of Cairo.

Tens of thousands of emotional anti-government protesters erupted in deafening cheers on the streets of Cairo.

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 Mubarak relinquished power after three decades of iron-clad rule in the powerhouse nation of the Arab world.

Mubarak relinquished power after three decades of iron-clad rule in the powerhouse nation of the Arab world.

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 Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday after 30 years of rule, handing power to the army and bowing to relentless pressure from a popular uprising after his military support evaporated.

Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday after 30 years of rule, handing power to the army and bowing to relentless pressure from a popular uprising after his military support evaporated.

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