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Egypt's revolution and the fall of Mubarak

Eighteen days of popular protest culminated in the downfall of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak on Feb. 11, 2011.

Tear gas is fired by Egyptian police as demonstrators gather in central Cairo to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak on Jan. 25, 2011. The protesters, carrying flags and chanting slogans against the government, rallied in a protest inspired by the uprising in Tunisia. Mohammed Abed / AFP - Getty Images
Protesters tear down a poster of Hosni Mubarak during a demonstration in Alexandria on Jan. 25, 2011. Ahmed Youssef / EPA
An angry woman shouts at riot policemen who blocked the way leading to a journalists' syndicate in downtown Cairo on Jan. 26, 2011. A small gathering of anti-government activists tried to stage a second day of protests in defiance of a ban on any gatherings, but police quickly moved in and used force to disperse the group. Ben Curtis / AP
Riot police clash with protesters in Cairo on Jan. 26, 2011. Thousands defied a ban on protests by returning to Egypt's streets. Goran Tomasevic / Reuters
Protesters attack a riot police car in the port city of Suez on Jan. 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators in Suez on a third day of protests calling for an end to Mubarak's 30-year-old rule. Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
Protesters face riot police in Cairo on Jan. 28, 2011. The Egyptian capital was the scene of violent chaos when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confronted police, who fired back with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons. It was a major escalation in what was already the biggest challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year-rule. Victoria Hazou / AP
A man fires a pistol in the air next to a burning police car in Alexandria on Jan. 28, 2011. AFP - Getty Images
Demonstrators gather on a statue of Alexander the Great in Alexandria on Jan. 28, 2011. Khaled Desouki / AFP - Getty Images
A man, who gave his name as Maged Mahmoud, is tended to after he was injured during clashes with riot police in Cairo on Jan. 28, 2011. Ben Curtis / AP
Demonstrators escort a riot police officer out of a neighborhood following heavy clashes in Alexandria on Jan. 28, 2011. AFP - Getty Images
Riot police fire water cannons at protestors attempting to cross the Kasr Al Nile Bridge in Cairo on Jan. 28, 2011. Hundreds were arrested in an attempt to quell anti-government demonstrations. Peter MacDiarmid / Getty Images
People gather around the burning headquarters of the ruling National Democratic party (NDP) in central Cairo on Jan. 28, 2011. Khaled Desouki / AFP - Getty Images
A civilian kisses an army soldier after troops took position at major junctions in central Cairo on Jan. 29, 2011. Mohammed Abed / AFP - Getty Images
People surround an injured protester in downtown Cairo on Jan. 29, 2011. Ahmed Ali / AP
A man walks through the charred remains of a burned government building in Cairo on Jan. 30, 2011. As Mubarak struggled to regain control after five days of protests he appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. Chris Hondros / Getty Images
A man shouts as soldiers and civilians gather in Tahrir Square in central Cairo on Jan. 31, 2011. Felipe Trueba / EPA
A massive rally at Tahrir Square on Feb. 1, 2011. Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians, from students and doctors to the jobless poor, swamped Cairo in the biggest demonstration of the uprising so far. Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters
A policeman cries as he receives a warm welcome by pro-Mubarak supporters in Cairo on Feb. 1, 2011, three days after the police disappeared from the streets. Amr Nabil / AP
A tank stands amid crowds as protesters gather on Tahrir Square on Feb. 1, 2011. Hannibal Hanschke / EPA
Pro-government demonstrators, below, and anti-government demonstrators, above, clash in Tahrir Square as violence spread on Feb. 2, 2011. Ben Curtis / AP
A supporter of Mubarak rides a camel through the melee during clashes in Tahrir Square on Feb. 2, 2011. Chris Hondros / Getty Images
Stones fly through the air as supporters of Mubarak, foreground, fight with anti-Mubarak protesters, rear, standing on army tanks in Cairo on Feb. 2, 2011. Several thousand supporters of Mubarak, including some riding horses and camels and wielding whips, clashed with anti-government protesters Wednesday as Egypt's upheaval took a dangerous turn. Ahmed Ali / AP
Demonstrators take cover during rioting between pro- and anti-Mubarak supporters in Tahrir Square on Feb. 2, 2011. Goran Tomasevic / Reuters
An injured anti-government protester sits on the ground after being treated by medics during clashes in Tahrir Square on Feb. 2, 2011. Tara Todras-Whitehill / AP
Anti-government demonstrators catch a pro-regime opponent, center, during clashes in Tahrir square on Feb. 3, 2011. Khaled Desouki / AFP - Getty Images
An anti-government protester is carried to an aid station after being hit in the eye with a rock in Tahrir Square on Feb. 3, 2011. John Moore / Getty Images
A supporter of Mubarak is taken to the ground by a soldier as he tries to run towards opposition lines near Tahrir Square on Feb. 3, 2011. Suhaib Salem / Reuters
A medical worker talks on the telephone at an access road to Tahrir Square on Feb. 3, 2011. Reports stated that hundreds of people had been injured in 12 hours of fighting, as politcal unrest across Egypt entered its 10th day. Hannibal Hanschke / EPA
An opposition demonstrator throws a rock during clashes with pro-Mubarak supporters near Tahrir Square on Feb. 3, 2011. Goran Tomasevic / Reuters
Pro-government demonstrators, bottom, watch as cars burn during clashes with anti-government demonstrators, top, in Tahrir Square on Feb. 3, 2011. Lefteris Pitarakis / AP
An anti-government protester keeps watch on a rooftop on the edge of Tahrir Square on Feb. 4, 2011. Chris Hondros / Getty Images
Anti-government protesters take part in Friday prayers at Tahrir Square on Feb. 4, 2011. Tens of thousands prayed for an immediate end to Mubarak's rule, hoping a million more would join them in what they called the "Day of Departure". Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters
A young anti-government demonstrator holds her national flag in Tahrir Square on Feb. 7, 2011. Mohammed Abed / AFP - Getty Images
Wael Ghonim, center, a 30-year-old Google Inc. marketing manager who was a key organizer of the online campaign that sparked the first protest on Jan. 25, talks to the crowd in Tahrir Square on Feb. 8, 2011. Ghonim, newly released from detention, joined a massive crowd of hundreds of thousands for the first time, greeted by cheers, whistling and thunderous applause when he declared: "We will not abandon our demand and that is the departure of the regime." Tara Todras-Whitehill / AP
Protesters carry candles and hold a poster of eight year old Mohamed Ehab Alnagar, who they say is the youngest victim of the violence, during a protest in Cairo on Feb. 8, 2011. Felipe Trueba / EPA
Tahrir Square is packed with protesters as they wait for an announcement following rumors that Mubarak would step down. David Degner / IncendiaryImage.com
President Hosni Mubarak addresses the nation on television on Feb. 10, 2011. Protesters in Tahrir Square reacted with fury when Mubarak said he would remain in power. Al-Masriya TV via AFP - Getty Images
Anti-government demonstrators rest in the early hours of Feb. 11, 2011 in front of posters bearing pictures of people killed during the crisis, as the 18th day of protests against Mubarak dawned in Tahrir Square. Pedro Ugarte / AFP - Getty Images
Vice President Omar Suleiman delivers an address lasting barely 30 seconds to announce that Hosni Mubarak had resigned on Feb. 11, 2011. Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt after 30 years of rule, handing power to the army and bowing to relentless pressure from a popular uprising after his military support evaporated. Al-Masriya TV via AFP - Getty Images
A woman cries as she celebrates the news of Mubarak's resignation in Tahrir Square on Feb. 11, 2011. Tara Todras-Whitehill / AP
Anti-government protesters celebrate in Tahrir Square after the announcement of Mubarak's resignation on Feb. 11, 2011. Dylan Martinez / Reuters
People cross the Nile River carrying brushes after leaving Tahrir Square on Feb. 12, 2011. A day after Mubarak resigned, Cairo burst with civic pride, with volunteers cleaning and painting Tahrir Square, now synonymous with the revolution that toppled 30 years of authoritarian rule. John Moore / Getty Images
A protester argues with a police officer in Tahrir Square on Feb. 13, 2011. The country's new military rulers promised that they would hand power to an elected government. Emilio Morenatti / AP