Egypt under Hosni Mubarak

Egypt is bleeding. And the Nile is a witness to what is being touted as the biggest anti-government protest to rock the country. These protests have shaken the very foundation of the Hosni Mubarak-led establishment.
Egypt under Hosni Mubarak
Bowing to a historic popular uprising that has transformed politics in Egypt and around the Arab world, Hosni Mubarak stepped down as Egypt's President on Friday, February 11, 2011.

Mubarak turned overall power to the military, after 18-day-long protests marked by violence that brought Cairo to a standstill.

Here's a look at Mr Mubarak's 30-year rule.
Egypt under Hosni Mubarak
Mubarak was named Egypt's president on October 14, 1981, after assassination of President Anwar Sadat. Hosni Mubarak (Left) is seen here with late Anwar Sadat during a military parade on October 6, 1981. A group of Islamist fundamentalists in the military killed Sadat in a shooting spree. (AFP Photo)
Egypt under Hosni Mubarak
Mubarak survived an assassination attempt in Ethiopia on June 26, 1995. (AFP Photo)
Egypt under Hosni Mubarak
Hundreds took part in street protests to oppose a fifth term for Mubarak or plans to allow his son Gamal to succeed him on March, 2005. The Egyptian Parliament voted later in May to change the Constitution to allow contested presidential elections. (AP Photo)
Egypt under Hosni Mubarak
Mubarak was sworn in for a fifth consecutive term on September 27, 2005, after winning the first contested presidential election. (AP Photo)
Egypt under Hosni Mubarak
Mubarak returned home on March 27, 2010, after a surgery in Germany to remove his gallbladder. Mubarak is seen here with wife Susan upon their arrival in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after the surgery. (AFP Photo)
Egypt under Hosni Mubarak
Parliamentary elections were held in Egypt on November 28, 2010, which the Hosni Mubarak led ruling party won overwhelmingly. Opposition parties said the vote was marred by fraud. (AP Photo)
Egypt under Hosni Mubarak
Anti-government protests were staged across Egypt on January 25, 2011, to demand President Hosni Mubarak's ouster. Three days later, Mubarak ordered the army out on the streets to restore order. (AFP Photo)
Egypt under Hosni Mubarak
As protests continued, a wave of looting gripped Egypt after police withdrew from Cairo and several cities. (AFP Photo)
Egypt under Hosni Mubarak
As domestic as well as international pressure grew on him, Mubarak said on February 1, 2011, that he will not run for President in September elections, rejecting calls from hundreds of thousands of protesters to immediately step down. (AP Photo)

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