|Jubilation in the Tahrir Square, Cairo|
Hosni Mubarak is gone! Good riddance! At age 82, after ruling Egypt with heavy hand for 30 years, the people of Egypt and the Egyptian military finally pushed him out of the presidential palace Friday evening, February 11, 2011. A historic day indeed!
|Fallen dictator, Hosni Mubarak|
Mubarak handed over the power to the “Supreme Council of the Armed Forces”. It will be led by Defense Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi. Egyptian military has long history of ruling the country. All its recent rulers from Muhammad Naguib (he took over as president in 1953 after the 1952 Egyptian Revolution overthrowing Muhammad Ali Dynasty of Egypt and Sudan) to Mubarak came from military. The other two rulers were Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar Sadat.
|Gamal Abdel Nasser|
|Mohamed Hussein Tantawi|