Photo gallery: Egyptians celebrate the fall of Mubarak

After 18 days of protests, the Egyptian president resigns and the people of Egypt celebrate in Cairo's streets through the night.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 12, 2011 01:37

Celebrations pose Tahrir Square Egypt 311 AP. (photo credit: AP)

Eighteen days of protests demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak culminated Friday night with Egyptians celebrating the president's fall.

"This is the happiest day in my generation," said Ali al-Tayab, a demonstrator who paid tribute to those who died in clashes with police and Mubarak supporters. "To the martyrs, this is your day."

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At a presidential palace in Cairo, where demonstrators had gathered in the thousands, people flashed the V-for-victory sign and shouted, "Be happy, Egyptians, today is a feast" and "He stepped down."

Associated Press contributed to this report.



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