Hosni Mubarak has stepped down, and Egyptian protesters are jubilant. Weeks of demonstrations were 'defined by a spirit of unity,' as President Obama said in his recent remarks. But as the military takes over and Muslim Brotherhood leaders begin to speak up, many questions remain.
Moments after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation was announced Friday, protesters who had gathered outside his official residence in Cairo erupted in joy.
Two rare white lion cubs play at the Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen, the Netherlands. The cubs arrived 10 weeks ago and are descendants of the white lions found only in the Timbavati nature reserve in South Africa, according to the zoo. The white lion is a Kruger lion with a color gene mutation.
Mubarak stepped down 18 days after a leaderless revolution emerged in Cairo to press for the end of the president's 30-year reign. Now the matter of leadership becomes much more pressing.
Omar Suleiman, the man Egyptian President Mubarak appointed as vice president shortly before his resignation, has gone from relative anonymity to a focal point of the transition period.
The victory for protesters of all stripes in asserting a new Egyptian identity based on civic values can help other people in their struggle over identity.
Hosni Mubarak has resigned as president of Egypt, according to a statement read on national TV by vice president Omar Suleiman Friday. Mubarak has ceded power to Egypt's military.
Hosni Mubarak's refusal to step down after a day of signals that he was leaving power is pushing Egypt's uprising toward a dangerous confrontation. Egypt's military appears to be firmly backing the regime.
More than 100,000 Egyptian protesters gathered in Tahrir Square to celebrate what they believed would be President Mubarak's resignation. Instead, his defiant televised speech left many angry or in tears.
Egypt's Vice President Omar Suleiman, who addressed Egyptians after the televised speech of President Hosni Mubarak Thursday, urged Tahrir Square protesters to 'go home.' It is unclear how much power Suleiman now wields.