After eighteen days of protest, the people of Egypt heard the words they’ve long fought for. It took less than twenty seconds for Egypt’s vice president Omar Suleiman to declare Mubarak had passed all authority to a council of military leaders.
“Taking into consideration the difficult circumstances the country is going through, President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak has decided to leave the post of president of the republic and has tasked the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to manage the state’s affairs.”
And with that statement, history was made.
So today’s love goes to controlling your own destiny. ¡Vamos Egypto!
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An anti-Mubarak demonstrator weeps with joy upon hearing the news of the resignation of the Egyptian President. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
A man embraces a friend in Tahrir Square. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Women celebrate in Tahrir Square. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
And across the world, Egyptians in a Queen, NY neighborhood with a large Egyptian diaspora celebrate in the street. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)