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Fireworks in Beirut over Mubarak's resignation

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Fireworks erupted in the Lebanese capital on Friday after Hosni Mubarak stepped down as Egypt's president.
Moments after Egypt's Vice President Omar Suleiman made the announcement, the fireworks lit up the sky Friday night. Celebratory gunfire could be heard in the Shiite dominated areas in south Lebanon and in southern Beirut.
On al-Manar TV, the station run by the Shiite Muslim Hezbollah faction, Egyptian anchor Amr Nassef cried emotionally on the air and said: "Allahu Akbar, the Pharaoh is dead. Am I dreaming? I'm afraid to be dreaming."
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