The Pharaoh falls – long live the people

Posted on February 12, 2011 by Syriapath.
Categories: Ramblings.

Feb 11The Egypt Protests: Mubarak Resignation Celebrations

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

01.
Egyptian celebrates after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo February 11, 2011. A furious wave of
protest finally swept Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of
one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning
to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah
Dalsh

What started out as a day of anger ended in joyous celebration. Last
night the people heard Mubarak say he was going to stay President until
the elections in September. This angered the protesters so much they
planned new protests and dubbed today Farewell Friday. Hundreds of
thousands joined marches in Alexandria, Cairo and across Egypt.

Just before the afternoon prayer the Army issued a statement saying they
wanted the protests to stop and would guarantee Mubarak kept his word
in September. This did not appease the protesters and they defied the
Army. The End Game was set in motion and Mubarak finally threw in the
towel in the early evening by announcing his resignation from the
position of President of Egypt with immediate effect.

After 18 days of protest the people of Egypt did it. President Hosni
Mubarak – on the thrown for the last 30 years – finally listened to the
people of Egypt and quit. This joyous news sparked celebrations by
Egyptians from London to Jordan to Athens to Paris to Germany to Paris
to Alexandria and to Tahris Square Cairo.

We wish the Egyptian people well in their search for a stable and
democratic country. It is not going to be an easy ride, but the first
steps have been taken.

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

02.
Opposition supporters perform Friday prayers near tanks in front of the
presidential palace in Cairo February 11, 2011. Egypt’s powerful army
gave guarantees on Friday that President Hosni Mubarak’s promised
reforms would be carried out, but protesters insisted he quit now and
cranked up the pressure by massing outside his palace. REUTERS/Goran
Tomasevic

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

03.
An opposition supporter prays near a tank in front of the presidential
palace in Cairo February 11, 2011. Egypt’s powerful army gave guarantees
on Friday that President Hosni Mubarak’s promised reforms would be
carried out, but protesters insisted he quit now and cranked up the
pressure by massing outside his palace. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

04.
An Egyptian soldier stands guard atop a tank in front of the state TV
building on the Corniche in Cairo February 11, 2011. Egypt’s powerful
army pledged on Friday to guarantee President Hosni Mubarak’s reforms in
a move to defuse a popular uprising, but many angry protesters said
this failed to meet their key demand that he resign immediately.
REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

05.
Egyptian soldiers stands guard next to a machinegun on a balcony of the
state TV building on the Corniche in Cairo February 11, 2011 as
thousands of protesters demonstrate in the streets around the building.
Egypt’s powerful army pledged on Friday to guarantee President Hosni
Mubarak’s reforms in a move to defuse a popular uprising, but many angry
protesters said this failed to meet their key demand that he resign
immediately. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

06.
An anti-government protester holds a flag in front of a tank guarding
the state TV building on the Corniche in Cairo February 11, 2011 as
thousands of protesters demonstrate in the streets around the building.
Egypt’s powerful army pledged on Friday to guarantee President Hosni
Mubarak’s reforms in a move to defuse a popular uprising, but many angry
protesters said this failed to meet their key demand that he resign
immediately. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

07.
Thousands of Egyptian anti-government protesters march in Alexandria ,
230 km (140 miles) north of Cairo, February 11, 2011. Egypt’s powerful
military gave guarantees on Friday that promised democratic reforms
would be carried out but angry protesters intensified an uprising
against President Hosni Mubarak by marching on the presidential palace.
REUTERS/Stringer

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

08.
Anti-government protesters shout anti-Mubarak slogans and celebrate in
front of a tank outside the state TV building on the Corniche in Cairo
after Friday prayers February 11, 2011. Egypt’s powerful army pledged on
Friday to guarantee President Hosni Mubarak’s reforms in a move to
defuse a popular uprising, but many angry protesters said this failed to
meet their key demand that he resign immediately. REUTERS/Yannis
Behrakis

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

09.
Thousands of Egyptian anti-government protesters march in Alexandria ,
230 km (140 miles) north of Cairo, February 11, 2011. Egypt’s powerful
military gave guarantees on Friday that promised democratic reforms
would be carried out but angry protesters intensified an uprising
against President Hosni Mubarak by marching on the presidential palace.
REUTERS/Stringer

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

10.
Anti-government protesters wave flags outside the state TV building on
the Corniche in Cairo after Friday prayers February 11, 2011. Egypt’s
powerful army pledged on Friday to guarantee President Hosni Mubarak’s
reforms in a move to defuse a popular uprising, but many angry
protesters said this failed to meet their key demand that he resign
immediately. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

11.
Opposition protesters make their way into their stronghold of Tahrir
Square in Cairo February 11, 2011. Egypt’s powerful army pledged on
Friday to guarantee President Hosni Mubarak’s reforms in a move to
defuse a popular uprising, but many angry protesters said this failed to
meet their key demand that he resign immediately. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

12.
Opposition protesters pray in their stronghold of Tahrir Square in
Cairo February 11, 2011. Egypt’s powerful army pledged on Friday to
guarantee President Hosni Mubarak’s reforms in a move to defuse a
popular uprising, but many angry protesters said this failed to meet
their key demand that he resign immediately. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

13.
Anti-government protesters ride motorbikes during a march through the
presidential palace in Cairo February 11, 2011.Egypt’s powerful army
gave guarantees on Friday that President Hosni Mubarak’s promised
reforms would be carried out, but protesters insisted he quit now and
cranked up the pressure by massing outside his palace. REUTERS/Amr
Abdallah Dalsh

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

14.
An Egyptian flag is placed in front of the Presidential palace in Cairo
February 11, 2011. Egypt’s powerful military gave guarantees on Friday
that promised democratic reforms would be carried out but angry
protesters intensified an uprising against President Hosni Mubarak by
marching on the presidential palace. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

15.
An anti-government protester holds up a shoe with a picture of Egypt’s
President Hosni Mubarak in front of the Presidential palace in Cairo
February 11, 2011. Egypt’s powerful military gave guarantees on Friday
that promised democratic reforms would be carried out but angry
protesters intensified an uprising against President Hosni Mubarak by
marching on the presidential palace. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

16.
Opposition protesters celebrate Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak’s
resignation, from their stronghold of Tahrir Square in Cairo February
11, 2011. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on Friday that
Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had resigned, handing
power to the army, he said in a televised statement. REUTERS/Suhaib
Salem

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

17.
Opposition protesters celebrate Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak’s
resignation, from their stronghold of Tahrir Square in Cairo February
11, 2011. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on Friday that
Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had resigned, handing
power to the army, he said in a televised statement. REUTERS/Suhaib
Salem

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

18.
Opposition protesters celebrate Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak’s
resignation, from their stronghold of Tahrir Square in Cairo February
11, 2011. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on Friday that
Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had resigned, handing
power to the army, he said in a televised statement. REUTERS/Suhaib
Salem

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

19.
Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo
February 11, 2011. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on Friday
that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had resigned,
handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

20.
Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo
February 11, 2011. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on Friday
that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had resigned,
handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

21.
Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo
February 11, 2011. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on Friday
that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had resigned,
handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

22.
Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo
February 11, 2011. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on Friday
that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had resigned,
handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

23.
Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo
February 11, 2011. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on Friday
that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had resigned,
handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

24.
Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo
February 11, 2011. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on Friday
that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had resigned,
handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

25.
Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo
February 11, 2011. Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday
after 30 years of rule, handing power to the army and bowing to
relentless pressure from a popular uprising after his military support
evaporated. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

26.
Women hold the Egyptian flag after the resignation of President Hosni
Mubarak, outside the country’s embassy in London February 11, 2011.
Hosni Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday after 30
years of rule, handing power to the army and bowing to relentless
pressure from a popular uprising after his military support evaporated.
REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

27.
Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo
February 11, 2011. Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday
after 30 years of rule, handing power to the army and bowing to
relentless pressure from a popular uprising after his military support
evaporated. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

28.
Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo
February 11, 2011. Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday
after 30 years of rule, handing power to the army and bowing to
relentless pressure from a popular uprising after his military support
evaporated. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

29.
Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo
February 11, 2011. Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday
after 30 years of rule, handing power to the army and bowing to
relentless pressure from a popular uprising after his military support
evaporated. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

30.
Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo
February 11, 2011. Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday
after 30 years of rule, handing power to the army and bowing to
relentless pressure from a popular uprising after his military support
evaporated. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

31.
Egyptians living in Greece celebrate the resignation of Egypt’s
President Hosni Mubarak outside the country’s embassy in Athens February
11, 2011. Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday after 30
years of rule, handing power to the army and bowing to relentless
pressure from a popular uprising after his military support evaporated.
REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

32.
Egyptians and supporters celebrate the resignation of Egypt’s President
Hosni Mubarak outside the country’s embassy in London February 11,
2011. Hosni Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday after
30 years of rule, handing power to the army and bowing to relentless
pressure from a popular uprising after his military support evaporated.
REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

33.
Egyptians and supporters celebrate the resignation of Egypt’s President
Hosni Mubarak outside the country’s embassy in London February 11,
2011. Hosni Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday after
30 years of rule, handing power to the army and bowing to relentless
pressure from a popular uprising after his military support evaporated.
REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

34.
Egyptians and supporters celebrate the resignation of Egypt’s President
Hosni Mubarak outside the country’s embassy in London February 11,
2011. Hosni Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday after
30 years of rule, handing power to the army and bowing to relentless
pressure from a popular uprising after his military support evaporated.
REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

35.
Egyptians living in Germany celebrate the resignation of Egypt’s
President Hosni Mubarak in front of the Brandenburg gate in Berlin
February 11, 2011. Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday
after 30 years of rule, handing power to the army and bowing to
relentless pressure from a popular uprising after his military support
evaporated. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

36.
Egyptians celebrate in Paris after the announcement of Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation February 11, 2011. A furious wave
of protest finally swept Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of
one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning
to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond. Mubarak, the second Arab
leader to be overthrown by a popular uprising in a month, handed power
to the army after 18 days of relentless rallies against poverty,
corruption and repression caused support from the armed forces to
evaporate. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

37.
Egyptians celebrate with their flag in Paris after the announcement of
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation February 11, 2011.
Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday after 30 years of
rule, handing power to the army and bowing to relentless pressure from a
popular uprising after his military support evaporated.
REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

38.
Egyptians celebrate in Paris after the announcement of Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation February 11, 2011. Mubarak stepped
down as president of Egypt on Friday after 30 years of rule, handing
power to the army and bowing to relentless pressure from a popular
uprising after his military support evaporated. REUTERS/Gonzalo
Fuentes

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

39.
Anti-government protesters celebrate next to soldiers inside Tahrir
Square after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s
resignation in Cairo February 11, 2011. A furious wave of protest
finally swept Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of one-man
rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning to
autocrats across the Arab world and beyond. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

40.
Egyptians celebrate in Paris after the announcement of Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation February 11, 2011. Mubarak stepped
down as president of Egypt on Friday after 30 years of rule, handing
power to the army and bowing to relentless pressure from a popular
uprising after his military support evaporated. REUTERS/Gonzalo
Fuentes

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

41.
Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo
February 11, 2011. A furious wave of protest finally swept Mubarak from
power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on
the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and
beyond. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

42.
An Egyptian man waves Egyptian flags inside Tahrir Square after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo
February 11, 2011. A furious wave of protest finally swept Mubarak from
power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on
the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and
beyond. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

43.
Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo
February 11, 2011. A furious wave of protest finally swept Mubarak from
power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on
the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and
beyond. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

44.
A woman celebrates inside Tahrir Square after the announcement of
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo February 11,
2011. A furious wave of protest finally swept Mubarak from power on
Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the
streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and
beyond. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

45.
Anti-government protesters shake hands with an army officer atop a tank
in Tahrir square in Cairo February 11, 2011. A furious wave of protest
finally swept Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak from power on Friday after
30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and
sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond.

REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

46.
Thousands of Egyptian anti-government protesters celebrate inside
Tahrir Square after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo February 11, 2011. A furious wave of
protest finally swept Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of
one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning
to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah
Dalsh

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

47.
Anti-government protesters celebrate atop a tank in Tahrir square in
Cairo February 11, 2011.A furious wave of protest finally swept Egypt’s
President Hosni Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of one-man
rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning to
autocrats across the Arab world and beyond.Ecstatic Egyptians celebrated
in carnival mood on the streets and people embraced in Cairo’s Tahrir,
or Liberation, Square, the main focus for protest. Many simply sobbed
for joy. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

48.
Protesters celebrate in front of the Egyptian embassy after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Amman
February 11, 2011. A furious wave of protest finally swept Mubarak from
power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on
the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and
beyond. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

49.
Thousands of Egyptian anti-government protesters celebrate inside
Tahrir Square after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo February 11, 2011. A furious wave of
protest finally swept Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of
one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning
to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah
Dalsh

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

50.
Egyptian anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square
after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation
in Cairo February 11, 2011. A furious wave of protest finally swept
Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking
jubilation on the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the
Arab world and beyond. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

51.
Thousands of Egyptian anti-government protesters celebrate inside
Tahrir Square after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo February 11, 2011. A furious wave of
protest finally swept Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of
one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning
to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah
Dalsh

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

52.
Anti-government protesters celebrate atop a tank in Tahrir square in
Cairo February 11, 2011. A furious wave of protest finally swept Egypt’s
President Hosni Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of one-man
rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning to
autocrats across the Arab world and beyond.Ecstatic Egyptians celebrated
in carnival mood on the streets and people embraced in Cairo’s Tahrir,
or Liberation, Square, the main focus for protest. Many simply sobbed
for joy.

REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

53.
Egyptians celebrate after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo February 11, 2011. A furious wave of
protest finally swept Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of
one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning
to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah
Dalsh

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

54.
People chant pro-Egypt slogans as they celebrate announcement of
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation at Tahrir Square in Cairo
February 11, 2011. A furious wave of protest finally swept Mubarak from
power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on
the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and
beyond.evaporated. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

55.
A couple celebrates the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak’s resignation at Tahrir Square in Cairo February 11, 2011. A
furious wave of protest finally swept Mubarak from power on Friday after
30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and
sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond.
REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

56.
Egyptian youths wave a large Egyptian flag as they celebrate the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation at Tahrir
Square in Cairo February 11, 2011. A furious wave of protest finally
swept Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule,
sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning to autocrats
across the Arab world and beyond. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

57.
People take pictures next to an army tank as they celebrate the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation at Tahrir
Square in Cairo February 11, 2011. A furious wave of protest finally
swept Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule,
sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning to autocrats
across the Arab world and beyond. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

58.
Fire works are launched as Egyptians celebrate the announcement of
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation at Tahrir Square in Cairo
February 11, 2011. A furious wave of protest finally swept Mubarak from
power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on
the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and
beyond. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

59.
Opposition protesters celebrate President Hosni Mubarak’s departure
from their stronghold of Tahrir Square in Cairo February 11, 2011.
REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

60.
Opposition protesters celebrate President Hosni Mubarak’s departure
from their stronghold of Tahrir Square in Cairo February 11, 2011.
REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

61.
Opposition protesters celebrate President Hosni Mubarak’s departure
from their stronghold of Tahrir Square in Cairo February 11, 2011.
REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

62.
Protesters celebrate in front of the Egyptian embassy after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Amman
February 11, 2011. Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday
after 30 years of rule, handing power to the army and bowing to
relentless pressure from a popular uprising after his military support
evaporated. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

63.
Opposition protesters celebrate President Hosni Mubarak’s departure
from their stronghold of Tahrir Square in Cairo February 11, 2011.
REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

64.
Opposition protesters celebrate Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak’s
resignation, from their stronghold of Tahrir Square in Cairo February
11, 2011. A furious wave of protest finally swept Mubarak from power on
Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the
streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and
beyond. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

65.
Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo
February 11, 2011. A furious wave of protest finally swept Mubarak from
power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on
the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and
beyond. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

66.
Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo
February 11, 2011. A furious wave of protest finally swept Mubarak from
power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on
the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and
beyond. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

67.
Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo
February 11, 2011. A furious wave of protest finally swept Mubarak from
power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on
the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and
beyond. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

68.
Thousands of Egyptian anti-government protesters celebrate inside
Tahrir Square after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo February 11, 2011. A furious wave of
protest finally swept Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of
one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning
to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah
Dalsh

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

69.
Anti-government protesters pray as Egyptians celebrate after the
announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo
February 11, 2011. A furious wave of protest finally swept Mubarak from
power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on
the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and
beyond. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

70.
Opposition protesters celebrate Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak’s
resignation, from their stronghold of Tahrir Square in Cairo February
11, 2011. A furious wave of protest finally swept Mubarak from power on
Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the
streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and
beyond. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

71.
Egyptians celebrate after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo February 11, 2011. A furious wave of
protest finally swept Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of
one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning
to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah
Dalsh

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

72.
Palestinians celebrate the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak in Gaza City February 11, 2011. Palestinians in Gaza let off
fireworks and shot into the air to celebrate the resignation of Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak on Friday, and the Islamist group Hamas called
on Egypt’s new rulers to change his policies. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

 Mubarak Resigns Celebrations

73.
Anti-government protesters carry a placard and celebrate in Tahrir
square in Cairo February 11, 2011. A furious wave of protest finally
swept Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak from power on Friday after 30
years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a
warning to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond.Ecstatic Egyptians
celebrated in carnival mood on the streets and people embraced in
Cairo’s Tahrir, or Liberation, Square, the main focus for protest. Many
simply sobbed for joy. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Hosni Mubarak and Friends 1981 – 2011

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

01.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak gives a speech at Cairo’s Police
Academy in this January 24, 1985 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar
Suleiman said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure
from the street and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a
televised statement. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

Muhammad Hosni Sayyid Mubarak was appointed vice president in 1975,
and assumed the Presidency on October 14, 1981, following the
assassination of President Anwar El Sadat. He is the longest-serving
Egyptian ruler since Muhammad Ali Pasha. Before he entered politics
Mubarak was a career officer in the Egyptian Air Force, serving as its
commander from 1972 to 1975.

On January 25th 2011 the Egyptian people had had enough of him and
started 18 days of protests until on February 11th 2011 Hosni Mubarak
resigned as President of Egypt. Starting wild celebration across Egypt,
of which you will see images on TotallyCoolPix soon.

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

02.
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with Egypt’s President Hosni
Mubarak in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington in this
September 1, 2010 file photograph. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman
said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the
street and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a
televised statement. REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

03.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (L) laughs with U.S. President Bill
Clinton during a joint press statement at the White House in this July
1,1999 file photograph. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on
February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and
had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised
statement. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

04.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (C) hosts a three-way handshake
between himself, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak (R) and Palestinian
President Yasser Arafat at the close of the statement Mubarak issued at
their three-way summit in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in this
March 9, 2000 file photograph. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said
on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street
and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised
statement. REUTERS/Handout/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

05.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak shakes hands with U.S. President
Clinton (R) after they and other leaders from the Middle East signed the
Israel-PLO accord in a White House ceremony in this September 28, 1995
file photograph. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on February
11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had
resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
REUTERS/Rick Wilking/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

06.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (R) and U.S. Secretary of State George
Shultz embrace before starting their talks on middle east peace moves
and the Gulf war in Cairo, Egypt in this October 19, 1989 file photo.
Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on February 11, 2011 that
Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had resigned, handing
power to the army, he said in a televised statement. REUTERS/Aladin
Abdel Naby/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

07.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (C) listens to a question as Israeli
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (L) and US. Secretary of State Warren
Christopher look on during a news conference in Cairo in this June 9,
1995 file photograph. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on
February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and
had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised
statement. REUTERS/David Silverman/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

08.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and U.S. President Ronald Reagan pose
for photographers in the White House Oval Office in this January 28,
1988 file photograph. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on
February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and
had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised
statement. REUTERS/Stelios Varias/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

09.
Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak greets Military Commanders of the Armed
Forces in Cairo, Egypt in this October 6, 1989 file photo after laying a
wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier. Egypt’s Vice President Omar
Suleiman said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure
from the street and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a
televised statement. REUTERS/Aladin Abdel Naby/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

10.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is greeted by U.S. President George W.
Bush (R) in the Oval Office of the White House in this April 2, 2001
file photograph. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on February
11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had
resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
REUTERS/Win McNamee/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

11.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak shakes hands with Israeli Defense
Minister Ehud Barak (L) during a meeting at the presidential palace in
Cairo in this June 21, 2009 file photograph. Egypt’s Vice President Omar
Suleiman said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure
from the street and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a
televised statement. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

12.
Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak (L) meets Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi
at the Egyptian border city of Mersa Matrouh in this October 16, 1989
file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on February 11,
2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had
resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
BLACK AND WHITE ONLY. REUTERS/Frederic Neema/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

13.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (L) and his wife Suzanne Mubarak (R)
pose with President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan before a
state dinner in honor of Mubarak at the White House in this January 28,
1988 file photograph. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on
February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and
had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised
statement. REUTERS/Stelios Varias/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

14.
Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak (R) meets with U.S. Vice-President
George Bush at the Presidential Palace in Cairo in this August 3, 1986
file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on February 11,
2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had
resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
REUTERS/Jim Hollander

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

15.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak gestures (R) as he and Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sit down for talks in the Red Sea resort of
Sharm el-Sheikh in this May 27, 1997 file photograph. Egypt’s Vice
President Omar Suleiman said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed
to pressure from the street and had resigned, handing power to the
army, he said in a televised statement. REUTERS/Jim Hollander/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

16.
Egyptian President Hosni Murbarak tells the United Nations General
Assembly that the conditions now favor a Palestinian Israeli dialogue
without any preconditions, predicated on exchanging land for peace and
the rights of the Palestinian’s in New York in this September 29, 1989
file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on February 11,
2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had
resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

17.
U.S. Defence Secretary Caspar Weinberger (L) speaks with Egypt’s
President Hosni Mubarak during a one-hour meeting at the Presidential
Palace in Cairo in this September 28, 1987 file photo. Egypt’s Vice
President Omar Suleiman said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed
to pressure from the street and had resigned, handing power to the
army, he said in a televised statement. REUTERS/Aladin Abdel
Naby/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

18.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (L) and South Africa’s leading
anti-apartheid Churchman Desmond Tutu meet in Cairo, Egypt in this
October 24, 1989 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said
on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street
and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised
statement. REUTERS/Aladin/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

19.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (L) meets with Israeli Prime Minister
Shimon Peres at Ras El-Tinn palace in Alexandria, Egypt in this
September 11, 1986 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said
on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street
and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised
statement. REUTERS/Khaled Abu Sief/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

20.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looks at U.S. civil rights activist
Reverend Jesse Jackson while greeting him at the start of a meeting in
Cairo in this July 7, 1989 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar
Suleiman said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure
from the street and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a
televised statement. BLACK AND WHITE ONLY. REUTERS/Cheryl Hatch

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

21.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (R) meets with U.S. Senator Gary Hart,
contender for the 1988 Democratic party presidential nomination, to
review Middle East peace moves in Cairo in this July 5, 1986 file photo.
Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on February 11, 2011 that
Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had resigned, handing
power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
REUTERS/Khaled/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

22.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (C), flanked by his Defense Minister
Field Marshall Abdel-Halim Abu Ghazala (L) and Chief of Staff Lieutenant
General Ibrahim Orabi (R), visits the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in
this April 24, 1986 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman
said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the
street and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a
televised statement. REUTERS/Khaled Abu Seif/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

23.
U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak pose
for photographers in the White House Oval Office in this January 28,
1988 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on February
11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had
resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
REUTERS/Stelios Varias/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

24.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (L) shakes hands with French President
Francois Mitterand at Elysee Palace in Paris in this July 17, 1986 file
photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on February 11, 2011
that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had resigned,
handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement. In centre
is an unidentified interpreter. REUTERS/William Stevens/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

25.
King Hussein of Jordan (L) and President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt meet in
Cairo to coordinate positions ahead of separate visits to Washington
later this month to discuss Middle East Peace prospects in this
September 14, 1985 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said
on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street
and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised
statement. REUTERS/Mona Sharaf/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

26.
British Prime Minister John Major (L) and Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak listen to reporters during a news conference at the Presidential
Palace in Cairo in this October 24, 1992 file photo. Egypt’s Vice
President Omar Suleiman said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed
to pressure from the street and had resigned, handing power to the
army, he said in a televised statement. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

27.
Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak (L) greets Israeli President Chaim
Herzog during a bilateral meeting while both are in Tokyo to attend the
funeral of Emperor Hirohito in this February 23, 1989 file photo.
Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on February 11, 2011 that
Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had resigned, handing
power to the army, he said in a televised statement. REUTERS/Denis
Gray/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

28.
Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak shakes hands with Israeli counterpart
Shimon Peres during a meeting at the presidential palace in Cairo in
this August 1, 2010 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman
said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the
street and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a
televised statement. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

29.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (L) laughs as he welcomes Libyan
Leader Muammar Gaddafi (R) on his arrival at the presidential palace in
Cairo in this July 21, 2002 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar
Suleiman said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure
from the street and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a
televised statement. REUTERS/Aladin Abdel Naby/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

30.
Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak (L) answers a question while Britain’s
Prime Minister Tony Blair looks on during a news conference at 10
Downing Street, London, in this June 5, 2002 file photo. Egypt’s Vice
President Omar Suleiman said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed
to pressure from the street and had resigned, handing power to the
army, he said in a televised statement. REUTERS/Adrian
Dennis/Pool/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

31.
U.S. President Bill Clinton (R), Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
(L), Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (2nd L) and Jordan’s King Hussein
all adjust their ties as PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat (far R) looks on, in
this September 28,1995 file photo as the leaders prepare to exit the
White House on the occasion of the signing of the Israeli – Palestinian
Interim Agreement on the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Egypt’s Vice
President Omar Suleiman said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed
to pressure from the street and had resigned, handing power to the
army, he said in a televised statement. REUTERS/Handout/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

32.
France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) greets Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak as he arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris in this July 5, 2010
file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on February 11,
2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had
resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

33.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (L) applauds as Italian Prime Minister
Silvio Berlusconi smiles during the Milano Med Forum 2009 in downtown
Milan in this July 20, 2009 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar
Suleiman said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure
from the street and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a
televised statement. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

34.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (L) and Pope John Paul II stand at
attention during the playing of National Anthems at Cairo Airport in
this February 24, 2000 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman
said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the
street and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a
televised statement. REUTERS/Pool/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

35.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, (C), listens to French First Lady
Bernadette Chirac while French President Jacques Chirac looks on during
their dinner at the Elysee Palace in Paris in this May 18, 1998 file
photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on February 11, 2011
that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had resigned,
handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
REUTERS/Pool/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

36.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (R) talks with Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas as they meet at the presidential palace in Cairo, in this
August 12, 2010 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on
February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street
and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised
statement. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

37.
Lebanon’s Parliament majority leader Saad al-Hariri (L) talks with
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at the presidential palace in Cairo, in
this June 23, 2009 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman
said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the
street and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a
televised statement. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

38.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (R) and Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak meet before a private meeting at Palazzo Chigi in Rome in
this March 9, 2006 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said
on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street
and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised
statement. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

39.
Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak (R) talks to his Russian counterpart
Dmitry Medvedev during their meeting at the presidential palace in
Cairo, in this June 23, 2009 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar
Suleiman said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure
from the street and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a
televised statement. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Dmitry Astakhov/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

40.
Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel
react as they address a news conference following their talks at the
chancellery in Berlin, in this April 23, 2008 file photo. Egypt’s Vice
President Omar Suleiman said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed
to pressure from the street and had resigned, handing power to the
army, he said in a televised statement. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

41.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) meets with Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak at a hotel in Washington in this August 17, 2009
file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on February 11,
2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had
resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

42.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (L) listens to Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak on his arrival to Egypt in this December 8, 2003
file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on February 11,
2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had
resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
REUTERS/Aladin Abdel Naby/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

43.
U.S. President George W. Bush looks toward Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak as he speaks to the media in the White House following their
meeting in this March 5, 2002 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar
Suleiman said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure
from the street and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a
televised statement. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

44.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and U.S. President Clinton walk down
the Colonnade prior to their joint press conference in the White House
in this October 25, 1993 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar
Suleiman said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure
from the street and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a
televised statement. REUTERS/Stephen Jaffe/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

45.
(L-R) Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar and Israeli Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres laugh during the Euro-Mediterranean forum in the
resort of Formentor on the Spanish island of Majorca in this November 2,
2001 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on February
11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had
resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
REUTERS/Dani Cardona/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

46.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (L) is escorted by Tunisian President
Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali upon his arrival in Tunis in this October 30,
2002 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman said on February
11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the street and had
resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a televised statement.
REUTERS/Mohamed Hammi/Files

Hosni Mubarak 1981 - 2011

47.
Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak waves during the opening session of the
annual conference of the National Democratic Party (NDP) in Cairo in
this October 31, 2009 file photo. Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman
said on February 11, 2011 that Mubarak had bowed to pressure from the
street and had resigned, handing power to the army, he said in a
televised statement. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Files

1 comment.

Lina Layla
Comment on April 7th, 2011.

This pro democratic poem is for all of those who want a democratic Syria

Poem: Suppression, I accept not – by Bhuwan Thapaliya

I came into this world
not like the river but like a drop of water
and will soon evaporate

Though, I am only a drop of water in the majestic ocean of nature
I yearn to create a vigorous ripple of freedom, in the eternity of the water

For I am a man of eternal freedom,
and suppression I accept not …
I will not accept it

The living God within me urges me to be free, and to
march on the road of freedom sans any dread

My heart, like Einstein, thinks in another dimension
unknown and unknowable …
even to my own mind

And like Goethe, looks at things in a different manner,
different than those thinkers
bestowed with pristine minds

Freedom, the gift of God, is the inherent right
of every individual
in this compressed world

I will fight till the end to free the masses
from the grip of suppression
and ignite the lamp of freedom

I will free the masses or die in the attempt
but I will never live to see
the naked dance of repression

I am not afraid of those suppressors,
nor am I afraid of the death
that they are planning for me;
they can kill me but not freedom forever

My blood boils whenever I see the strong ones
pulverising the lean, and my heart cries
whenever I see the starving pauper
in the abattoir of the prosperous butcher

For me
a red rose is a red rose
it is not white just because they call it white
to disguise the ignorant

They can conquer Everest but not my spirit
they can stagnate the river
but not my impetus

They can take my sight away
but not my vision of freedom

They can cut my tongue into pieces
but not my voice of freedom

They can stab me with the dagger of despotism
but not impede the blood of freedom

I know the road to freedom is blocked with obstacles
but obstacles cause no despair
if they are encountered with hope

We must act now and not merely just look away
when our freedom
is threatened from within

Because it is better to perish without freedom
than to have a yearn for freedom
but not the valour to harvest it

Don’t be a coward …

Be prepared to receive bullets to your chest
because, in the struggle of freedom, tolerance
of suppression is an offence

Stand up … stand up

Gather your courage. Come out
into the field; let’s march hand in
hand together, right beneath the
nose of the suppressors, for the
emancipation of our freedom

Let us not forget that …

The ocean is composed of drops
of water, and all drops possess
equal potentials, but only, when
they mix with other drops do
they form a powerful bond

So …

Listen, my oppressed brothers
listen, my trodden sisters
listen … listen
to the natural desire
of your ceaseless soul

Do not fear
trust your soul
and march ahead
with a resolute heart
for the better tomorrow

And scatter
the seeds of freedom,
where does it go?
it does not matter
scatter it more with hope

Welcome the freedom
welcome it today
and enjoy it evermore
but do not use your freedom
to suppress the people’s soul
to suppress the people’s soul

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