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February 11th, 2011
11:30 AM ET

Egypt's Mubarak steps down, thousands of demonstrators rejoice

Cairo, Egypt (CNN) - President Hosni Mubarak has decided to stand down as president of Egypt, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced on state television Friday.

Suleiman said the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces will "run the affairs of the country."

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters exploded in cheers on the streets of Cairo after the announcement.

"Egypt is Free!" they chanted.

A source with close connections to Persian Gulf government leaders told CNN that Mubarak had gone to the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Check in on CNN.com for the latest on the developments in Egypt.


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  1. Jerri

    POWER TO THE PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD!

    February 11, 2011 at 11:58 am |